by Mike Masnick
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 3:28am
Insurance firm Wellpoint apparently left its medical records easily exposed on its servers from last October until March, exposing 470,000 users' medical records, credit card numbers and "other sensitive info." The company discovered the breach in February, but apparently waited until June to tell users. The company has now been fined $300,000 for not promptly notifying users, though that does seem like a rather low number considering how many records were apparently exposed...
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Data Retention Enthusiast Says Those Against The Idea Just Want Everything 'Free Of Charge, Free Of Responsibility'
- Disappointing: Google Not Yet Requiring Phone Makers To Encrypt By Default
- Rogers Exec Pouts About VPNs, Publicly Dreams Of Canadian Ban
- AT&T's $30 'Don't Be Snooped On' Fee Is Even Worse Than Everybody Thought
- Surveillance Software Company Gamma Found To Have Violated Human Rights; Receives Unprecedented Slap On The Wrist