2.7 Million Patient Phone Call Recordings Left Exposed Online

2.7 Million Patient Phone Call Recordings Left Exposed Online

Slashdot reader krenaud tipped us off to this story from The Next Web:
The audio recordings of 2.7 millions calls made to 1177 Vardguiden — Sweden’s healthcare hotline — were left exposed to anyone online, according to Swedish tech publication Computer Sweden. The 170,000 hours of incredibly sensitive calls were stored on an open web server without any encryption or authentication, leaving personal information completely exposed for anyone with a web browser….

The calls included sensitive information about patients’ diseases and ailments, medication, and medical history. Some examples had people describing their children’s symptoms and giving their social security numbers. Some of the files include the phone numbers the calls were made from. Around 57,000 numbers appear in the database and many of those are the callers’ personal numbers, making it easy to match information with a particular person.
When reached for comment, the CEO of the subcontractor receiving the calls “denied it happened.”

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