700k French Individuals Had Their Covid Test Results Leaked Online
Personal Information, Contact Details, and Social Security Numbers Have Also Been Publicly Available.
Last updated on September 2, 2021
Francetest, a company that specializes in the transfer of data from Covid tests performed in French pharmacies to the SI-DEP platform has been involved in an incident where 700,000 Covid test results have been left exposed online.
In addition, sensitive information such as names, dates of birth, addresses, and email addresses, phone, and Social Security Numbers have also been leaked.
According to Mediapart, some security bugs on the Francetest platform led to the information being available to everybody for several months.
The personal data and Covid test results of several hundred thousand people were accessible to all for several months in a few clicks due to several security vulnerabilities on the Francetest platform, a company transferring pharmacists’ data to the SI-DEP file, the file centralizing all test data.
According to Francetest, there is no proof that any sensitive patient or pharmacist data was leaked. The warning was meant to let people know that this vulnerability existed but it has been taken care of.
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