On the internet, personal information and medical records of 300,000 Muscovites recovering from coronavirus were found

According to media sources, 300,000 Moscow residents who have recovered from coronavirus infection have leaked their personal details to the network. In the operation chats of local medical institutions, links to tables in Google Docs containing personal and medical knowledge about Muscovites were allegedly identified. The Moscow authorities have started to search details on the leak.

Health Data Leakage
The public domain was information on Muscovites who had healed from COVID-19 and other technological information. The news portal Readovka announced this.

According to the author, on the night of 8-9 December 2020, in the working telegram chats of Moscow hospitals and ambulances, links to tables with personal and medical knowledge of citizens of the capital appeared in Google Docs. Readovka does not define what chats we are talking about and who released the links exactly. He calls attention, however to the fact that the related chats continued to be removed at a time when anyone could still download the contents of records containing medical information.

As reported to RBC by the capital’s organizational headquarters for the management and surveillance of the coronavirus situation, the Moscow authorities are currently testing details on a potential spill.

What knowledge was meant to be on the web?

Documents posted on the Google Docs website include data from 300 thousand patients with coronavirus infection, according to Readovka. Among them: full name, residency and identification addresses, contact numbers, health coverage records, as well as information on the course of the illness and the set of examinations.

Moreover, according to the publication, some data on the 1C servers and the keys used to join the coronavirus patient registry scheme have also been leaked to the Internet.

In recent years, some big leaks:

The data breach of almost 5 million Russian users was discovered in June 2020 by experts from the information technology firm Devicelock. One of the career search providers, according to analysts, was the source.

Data of around 30,000 emerged in the public domain on the Internet at the end of 2019. “Public services” portal consumers living, possibly, in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. Ashot Hovhannisyan, the founder of Devicelock, mentioned the issue .

Oganesyan uncovered data on 60 million Sberbank customers on the Internet in early October 2019. The database was available to all credit card users for a fee and included comprehensive personal credit card holder records, including full name, passport information, as well as all credit card and consumer account information, including credit and unused credit limits.

In mid-October 2019, it was revealed that details on the credit history of Russians had been publicly available for several months. The leaked document reportedly belonged to the Greenmoney microfinance company and contained information supplied by the Equifax and United Credit Bureau credit bureaus. In addition, information on Megafon’s customers and MTS, which has been an addition to the worldwide distribution of consumer information on Beeline.