One of the most shocking trends that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic was the level of credential-theft taking place. For instance, a 2020 audit of the dark web found that there were over 15 billion passwords exposed online.
The exposed files contained patient information, including name, address, date of birth, medical record number, hospital or medical group, patient account number, health-related information and claim information.
A security notice, submitted to the attorney general of Maine on March 4 by law firm Clark Hill on behalf of DRH, stated that the impacted data might include patients' name, date of birth, Social Security number, limited treatment information and medical appointment information such as date of service and name of providers.
The addresses of more than 500,000 organisations including defence sites, a missile maintenance unit and domestic violence shelters were inadvertently made public in the first major breach of the NSW government’s massive trove of QR code data.
The breach occurred when a misconfigured web setting allowed search engines to index internal webpages. The website leaked medical claim information, demographic details, and some Social Security numbers.