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More than 200,000 patients’ records were exposed on MedEvolve’s public FTP server – researcher

Common sense dictates that patients’ protected health information should not be made freely available on FTP servers that have no login required. And yet it still happens, and has happened again.

Recently, this site learned of another FTP server exposing patients’ information. This particular FTP server belongsto MedEvolve, an Arkansas company that provides practice management software.As we have seen in so many other leaks, this FTP server was set to permit anonymous login and had no banner telling people to keep out of the files with patients’ information.

The researcher who reported the leak to DataBreaches.net observed that a number of clients had files on the FTP server, and in all cases but two, the files were password-protected.

One of the two clients where no password or protection was deployed was Premier Urgent Care in Exton, Pennsylvania (there are a number of medical entities called Premier Urgent).

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