Blood Service Data Leak Could be Australia’s Biggest

Database back ups were stored on a publicly facing website, researcher found.

By Phil Muncaster

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has apologized after a database backup file containing over one million donor records including highly sensitive information on sexual activity was exposed to the public.

The ‘breach,’ which is said to the country’s biggest, came after a partner published the 1.74GB mysqldump file to a publicly facing website with directory browsing enabled.

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