Healthcare Leak: Over 10 mn Patient Data Left Exposed
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Healthcare Leak: Over 10 mn Patient Data Left Exposed

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In the latest data leak related to users in India, over a million medical records and 121 Mn medical images of Indian patients, including X-rays and scans, have been leaked online to be freely accessible by anyone. According to German cybersecurity company Greenbone Networks, the patient records and scans and images from India also include details such as the name of the patient, their date of birth, the national ID, name of the medical institution, their medical history, physician names and other details that are meant to be classified. Among the leaked data are medical records belonging to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital as well as Utkarsh Scans, a medical imaging provider. The leak is a result of bad password practices at these hospitals and medical service providers.

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