LabCorp website bug exposed thousands of medical documents
Zack Whittaker reports:
A security flaw in LabCorp’s website exposed thousands of medical documents, like test results containing sensitive health data.
…. This latest security lapse was caused by a vulnerability on a part of LabCorp’s website, understood to host the company’s internal customer relationship management system. Although the system appeared to be protected with a password, the part of the website designed to pull patient files from the back-end system was left exposed. That unprotected web address was visible to search engines and was later cached by Google, making it accessible to anyone who knew where to look.
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