Monday, August 3, 2009

Data of Soldiers, Hospital Patients Found on P2P

July 30, 2009By Alex Goldman: More stories by this author:
The personal information of 200,000 soldiers and 20,245 hospital patients, along with other critical data from government networks, is being made to the public through peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, according to testimony yesterday at a hearing of the House Government and Oversight Committee.
The security breach included data like names, Social Security Numbers, addresses, illnesses, next of kin, employer and insurance provider information for the soldiers and patients, according to Robert Boback, CEO of P2P research company Tiversa, who testified during yesterday's hearing.

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