WALGREENS test data left on open web…

If you got a Covid-19 test at Wal­greens, your per­son­al data — includ­ing your name, date of birth, gen­der iden­ti­ty, phone num­ber, address, and email — was left on the open web for poten­tial­ly any­one to see and for the mul­ti­ple ad track­ers on Wal­greens’ site to col­lect. In some cas­es, even the results of these tests could be gleaned from that data.

The data expo­sure poten­tial­ly affects mil­lions of peo­ple who used — or con­tin­ue to use — Wal­greens’ Covid-19 test­ing ser­vices over the course of the pandemic.

Mul­ti­ple secu­ri­ty experts told Recode that the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties found on the site are basic issues that the web­site of one of the largest phar­ma­cy chains in the Unit­ed States should have known to avoid. Wal­greens has pro­mot­ed itself as a “vital part­ner in test­ing,” and the com­pa­ny is reim­bursed for those tests by insur­ance com­pa­nies and the government.


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