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Sensitive medical information hidden behind simple password

Thursday 19 April 2012

Confidential medical records belonging to thousands of people in Brabant were easily accessible on a website for medical professionals, local broadcaster Omroep Brabant reports.

The information came from a laboratory which carried out blood and other tests and was uploaded on the Cyberlab website. But Cyberlab users were able to access the test results using a simple password and find out, for example, if patients were HIV positive.

The leak was discovered by a member of political party 50Plus, the broadcaster said.
β€˜It is ridiculous,’ said 50Plus leader Henk Krol. β€˜I could see exactly which patients had used alcohol or drugs.’

The Cyberlab website has since been taken off air.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

The Dutch beat the US in CISPA type invasive spying. Protest wherever you can!

By Al | 20 April 2012 8:23 AM

I really cannot understand how and why this keeps happening here. We can all read about this in the news week after week.

By Bill | 20 April 2012 9:04 AM

"I really cannot understand how and why this keeps happening here." (Bill)

Lack of investment in IT training and/or lack of proper selection of IT staff!

By Gerard | 20 April 2012 12:08 PM

An excellent excuse or a coverup?

This is not the first or last (leak?)of (private?) info - from a data base of alcohol & drug users, the weed passes are already on the way!

By The Visitor | 21 April 2012 4:08 AM

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