Millions of Medical Documents for Addiction and Recovery Patients Leaked

The information includes data on all rehab treatments and procedures, linked with patients’ names and other info.

As if wrestling with addiction and recovery weren’t difficult enough, tens of thousands of patients of a rehab clinic in Pennsylvania may find their personal information hijacked and manipulated by identity thieves or extortionists.

An ElasticSearch database that was left open to the internet exposed about 4.9 million data points of personally identifiable information (PII) related to individuals seeking treatment at the Steps to Recovery addiction treatment facility in Levitttown, Pa., which is located outside of Philadelphia.

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Source: ThreatPost