An unsecured online database exposed 4.91 million documents containing sensitive health information belonging to an estimated 145,000 patients seeking treatment at several addiction rehabilitation centers, CNET reports. Discovered after independent researcher Justin Paine entered keywords into the Shodan search engine, records included patient names and details of treatments. Having notified the treatment center of the data breach, the data has since been removed from public view. "I found this data leak purely by accident, but a malicious person could have also found this same data, and potentially used it as part of identity theft," Paine said.
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