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YIKES! – Walgreens COVID-19 Test Registration System Reportedly Exposed Data

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance COVID-19 test registration system has exposed millions of data of people, including their phone numbers and email addresses. The data potentially also exposed names, dates of birth, and gender identities on the open web for anyone to see and for the multiple ad trackers on Walgreens’ site to collect them.

“We routinely evaluate our technology solutions in order to provide safe, secure, and accessible digital services to our customers and patients and we regularly review and incorporate additional security enhancements when necessary,” stated Walgreens.

As reported in Recode, experts revealed in some cases, the results of these tests could also be taken from the exposed data. Active unique patient IDs could be guessed, or a hacker could create a bot that rapidly generated URLs with the IDs trying to access active pages and providing them a source of biographical data about people, that can be used to hack their accounts on other sites.

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. To learn more about Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Page.

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(Read Original Story: UPDATE 2-Walgreens COVID-19 test registration system left patient data unprotected - Recode in Reuters)


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