Sensitive information of 30k Florida healthcare workers exposed in unprotected database

More than 30,000 US healthcare workers’ personal information was recently exposed due to a non-password protected database, according to security researcher Jeremiah Fowler and a team of ethical hackers with Website Planet. 

Fowler discovered a database run by Gale Healthcare Solutions with 170,239 exposed records that included names, emails, home addresses, photos and in some cases Social Security Numbers as well as tax documents. 

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Gale Healthcare Solutions is a Tampa, Florida tech company that connects healthcare workers with healthcare organizations looking to hire people for certain shifts. The company did not respond to repeated requests for comment. 

Fowler said the information also included forms about certain incidents, disciplines and terminations. 

“We only reviewed a limited sampling of documents and did not review each and every file. The files were hosted on an AWS cloud server and many of the registration documents were open and publicly accessible,” Fowler told ZDNet. 

“The images I saw were usually of the healthcare

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