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Argentina exposes COVID-19 health data in error

Tim Sandle reports: Argentina’s health officials have apparently exposed personal medical data relating to some 115,000 COVID-19 quarantine exemption applicants, in what represents a major health sector data breach. An Elasticsearch database containing personal information of more than 115,000 Argentinians who applied for COVID-19 circulation permits was exposed on the web without a...

Ransomware Threatens Production of 300 Ventilators Per Day

Felipe Erazo: The FDA-approved Coronavirus ventilator manufacturer Boyce Technologies has been targeted by ransomware launched by the DoppelPaymer gang, who are  threatening to leak data from the company. Cointelegraph has viewed the DoppelPaymer blog, where the gang lists example files of the data stolen during the attack, including sales and purchase orders, assignment forms,...

Hacking medical devices to hijack secure facilities

Fahmida Y. Rashid reports: People entering secure facilities—such as those found in military, security, and government agencies—are often asked to hand over their connected devices such as fitness trackers and smartphones. Those devices are stored in secure lockers and then returned when their owners leave the facility. All this is done in the name...