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Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed medical images

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed thousands of medical imaging files, such as X-rays, MRI scans and ultrasounds. The Los Angeles-based healthcare startup allows doctors and medical staff to store medical images in its “secure environment,” per its website, allowing patients and doctors access from anywhere. But the files were found stored in an unprotected Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket, without a password, allowing anyone who knew the easy-to-guess web address access to the data. The files were dated between September 2018 to October 2019. After we reached out to warn…

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Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers

Data leaks have become so commonplace that it’s incredibly easy to become numb to them, but credit reporting service Equifax announced a doozy today that when all is said and done could involve 143 million consumers. This is bad. It was a treasure trove of information for the bad guys out there and included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. As though that weren’t bad enough, 209,000 people had their credit card info leak and the breach also included dispute documents with personally…

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Sources: Yahoo CISO Bob Lord out after AOL-Yahoo merger

According to our sources, Yahoos chief information security officer, Bob Lord, is losing out to AOLs Chris Nims for the security chiefs chair of new umbrella entity, Oath. This is as a result of the AOL-Yahoo merger, with Verizons acquisition of Yahoo expected to close next week. The jockeying for SVP positions within the combined entity has seen several Yahoo senior managers taking the leadership reins at Oath at the expense of their AOL counterparts. But when it comes to security, the optics were always going to look unkind for…

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