Blame N Korea for the breach and arrest the guy that found it for super-secret-cyber-terrorism
The private health records and contact information for as many as 1.5 million Americans have been found out in the open on Amazon's cloud services. It has been claimed that the names, addresses, and phone numbers, along with biological health information including existing illnesses and current medications, were posted in the …
He probably has a good attorney as he's working with the state's Attorney General on the investigation and also on wiping all info off his computer. In the long run as far as people's data that was there, I hope he is the first one and not some miscreant who's already flogging the details.
And as you're USian, that means that you will lose everything you own and go bankrupt should you, or anyone you care about get sick or be seriously injured.
That's what the health care reforms were intended to prevent.
Insurance is for losses you can't afford - and USians can't afford illness.
Vickery was the only unauthorised user eh?
I'd be interested in knowing their definition of "user", as I wouldn't put it past them to automatically discount web crawlers and other automated processes. If any of *those* accessed the data, that'll add nicely to the Ashley Madison data set. :( (could be some interesting cross references there :D)
What kind of IDIOT maintains a database like that that isn't encrypted? Did IQ's drop again? This is yet another reason that I believe the executive management of companies (public or private) should be personally held financially responsible and also be charged both criminally and civilly.
Are they saying the s3 entries were those of a cracker, storing his loot? Or were they somehow uploaded by one of the health companies or their providers?
Shouldn't it be easy to see under whose AWS account the S3 bucket was created? After all, Amazon will be billing someone for it.
Isn't about time we wise up, and admit that this "mistake" by health insurer's employees, and countless other breaches of healthcare information, benefit health insurers more than anyone. Poor health insurers . . . now that they have "accidentally" shared our medical data between all other fellow health insurers, they can't help but know exactly what to exclude from all the new policies, or which of us they should refuse to insure . . all that extra profit . . . sort of takes all the sport and fun out of being an insurance company.
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