An analysis by ProPublica and Bayerischer Rundfunk identified 187 servers in the US that stored medical data and were not protected by password or other standard security measures, leaving medical images and health data exposed to anyone with basic computer expertise. Though the analysis did not find evidence that exposed records had been misused, US law requires that patient data be securely stored.
Millions of medical records, images stored on unprotected servers
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