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Incident: Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible | iTnews

Incident: Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: September 20 2019

Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible

The Australian servers alone leaked 50,000 sets of data comprising 2.5 million accounts, with X-ray, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging data in them.

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German security researchers scanning the internet have found hundreds of millions of sensitive medical images being easily accesible on unprotected servers worldwide, including around 2.6 million in Australia.

Security vendor Greenbone looked for internet-connected Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) servers that healthcare organisations use to store radiology images of patients for medical professionals to review.

Compounding the privacy breach, the systems expose patient names, dates of birth and examination, along with medical information.

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