Thousands of medical injury claim records exposed by ad agency
Zack Whittaker reports:
An internet advertising company specializing in helping law firms sign up potential clients has exposed close to 150,000 records from a database that was left unsecured.
The database contained submissions as part of a lead-generation effort by X Social Media, a Florida-based ad firm that largely uses Facebook to advertise various campaigns for its law firm customers.
Read more on TechCrunch. It’s another could-have-awful-consequences exposure situation. And not surprisingly, the researchers who found it throw in references to HIPAA, although further down in their report, they acknowledge that x Social Media is not covered by HIPAA.
Think FTC, not HHS, folks.