Insecure Database Exposes 800,000 Singapore Blood Donors


The personal information of 808,201 blood donors who registered to donate since 1986 in Singapore was exposed after the database which contained it was left unprotected on an Internet-facing server for more than two months.

According to The Straits Times who first reported the data leak incident, Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) received the initial report on March 13 from the security expert who discovered the unsecured database.

The HSA said in a notification sent to the affected donors that Secur Solutions Group Pte Ltd (SSG), an HSA vendor, was the company which failed to appropriately protect the database against access over the internet:

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Source: Bleeping Computer