1.19 billion confidential medical images are now freely available on the internet, according to the Greenbone’s research in to the security of PACS servers.

That’s a 60% increase from the finding between July and September 2019, and includes details of patient names, reason for examination, date of birth, and ID cards in some cases.

Amongst the 786 million medical images identified in the US, which had the largest increase in new data sets discovered, Social Security Numbers were included on some of the images, as well as some sets which listed details pertaining to military personnel IDs from the Department of Defense.

Källa: 1.19 billion confidential medical images available on the internet – Help Net Security

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