Medical Information Leaked After Hackers Breach Israeli Emergency Responders’ Website

Amitai Ziv reports:

Serious security breaches in the website of Magen David Adom, also known as MDA, have led to the leaking of identifying information about patients, sensitive medical information, financial information and even information on organization volunteers.

A so-called white hat hacker – who finds breaches to improve cybersecurity rather than to attack sites – revealed the information this week. The hacker, Eliel Hauzi, is a professional programmer and veteran of the army’s Encryption and Security Center who checks the security of websites in his free time.

Read more on Haaretz. It turns out he subsequently found yet another problem with MDA, leading them to take it completely offline for a time.

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