Jamaica’s JamCOVID pulled offline after third security lapse exposed travelers’ data

Zack Whittaker reports:

Jamaica’s JamCOVID app and website were taken offline late on Thursday following a third security lapse, which exposed quarantine orders on more than half a million travelers to the island.

JamCOVID was set up last year to help the government process travelers arriving on the island. Quarantine orders are issued by the Jamaican Ministry of Health and instruct travelers to stay in their accommodation for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more on TechCrunch, who have done an outstanding job reporting on the multiple JAMCOVID leaks of personal and sensitive information, despite a Jamaican minister of national security making statements that might chill investigation and reporting by lesser committed journalists.

DataBreaches.net is still waiting for the government of Jamaica and Amber Group to publicly and profusely thank researchers and TechCrunch for being more concerned and more helpful in securing Jamaicans’ data than the government and contractor have been.

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