Swedish Privacy Snafu Affected More Companies

Phil Muncaster | February 20, 2019

Swedish Privacy Snafu Affected More Companies
A major Swedish privacy leak revealed this week is even worse than at first thought, with several other companies and over 100 additional servers exposed, according to new findings. Security vendor Outpost24 investigated service provider Applion, sister company to Voice Integrate Nordic AB, which hosts data for the affected firms on its web servers. In the original case, the NAS storage unit at nas.applion was found to have exposed 2.7 million patient calls to a medical hotline stored on behalf of Swedish healthcare contractor MediCall. However, Outpost24 posted a screenshot showing that this same exposed web server also hosted data from other firms including Swedish telephony firm iTell and patient transportation service provider Prebus. The server itself, Apache 2.4.7, is also several years old and riddled with vulnerabilities. In total, Applion had around 120 servers exposed to the public internet with no password protection, according to Outpost24.

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