The results of more than 8 million corona tests leaked online


Millions of corona test reports were found to be publicly visible due to a faulty information system. The leak concerns the results of more than 8 million corona tests. The Ministry of Health of West Bengal is blamed for the leak, Bleeping Computer says.

In January, it became clear how many Indian government websites leaked data on coronavirus patients. Now a security researcher Sourajeet Majumder has shown Bleeping Computer a government site that has revealed millions of corona tests. According to Majumder, the site reveals sensitive information about citizens, such as name, age, test date and home address.

Majumder found that the corona tests of the others were accessed as long as he knew one url leading to the results of the corona test. The number in base64 format after the address can be used to create new addresses that allow access to other corona test results.

Bleeping Computer warned the health agency IT-equivalent data leak, and the problem was fixed.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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