Incident: Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach | SMH
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: August 07 2019
Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach
Reported in: SMH
Tens of thousands of Australians have had their medical histories and other private information exposed in a large data breach of a company that enabled them to participate in paid clinical trials.
The database belonging to Neoclinical exposed approximately 37,000 people’s contact information and their responses to personal medical questions qualifying them for clinical trials, which included information about diagnoses, illicit drug use and treatments.