Japanese Healthcare Firm ‘Doctors Me’ Exposed Images of 12,000 Patients

In Total Doctors Me left 30GB worth of data exposed to the public due to a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket.

Safety Detectives’ cybersecurity experts uncovered an exposed Amazon S3 bucket belonging to a Japanese medical Q&A services provider, Doctors Me. It is an online consultation services provider offering visitors/customers on-demand access to professional medical advice.

What Happened

According to Safety Detectives, a cloud misconfiguration led to the exposure of thousands of patient images, including infants and even animals. Since it is a Tokyo-based service, researchers believe that most of the exposed data belong to Japanese citizens.

The Amazon S3 bucket was reportedly left open without any authentication measures. The company allows users to upload their pictures of their ailment, medical condition, or illness anonymously to get a consultation from a medical specialist via Doctors Me. The exposed data belongs to people who used its on-demand consultation service.

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