COVID-19 Data-Sharing App Leaked Healthcare Worker Info

A platform used by healthcare workers in the Philippines designed to share data about COVID-19 cases contained multiple flaws that exposed healthcare worker data and could potentially could have leaked patient data.

Vulnerabilities found in both the COVID-KAYA platform’s web and Android apps allowed for unauthorized users to access private data about the platform’s users and potentially patient data, according to a report from researchers at the The Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the University of Toronto.

The Citizen Lab’s report is the latest example of how the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a host of security problems for the healthcare sector to deal with – including securing data and ransomware attacks.

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Source: ThreatPost