UK: Potential security flaw in NPfIT Choose and Book, the Sun reports

Tony Collins writes in ComputerWeekly:

The Sun has reported on a potential security breach with the “Choose and Book” system – part of the NHS’s National Programme for IT [NPfIT] – at a GP practice at Essex.

The paper has an editorial piece about the potential breach under the headline “Data Dunces”.

The Sun reports that crooks may have accessed patient records. It said that a security card flaw has left the system open to abuse for two years. Sensitive medical details, addresses and National Insurance numbers of every patient in the country could have been seen by anyone in a GP surgery or hospital without using the special swipe card.

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