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Saturday, May 19, 2018

LA County data leak exposes personal information of callers to crisis and abuse line


A mistake on the part of whoever is in charge of the LA County 2-1-1 System’s database exposed 3.2 million files containing terrifyingly sensitive data – much of which includes personally identifying information from calls with abuse and crisis victims. This is bad. An Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket (basically, cloud storage) containing detailed information from more than 200,000 calls to the county’s 2-1-1 line, a hotline that provides assistance for abuse victims and persons in crisis (among other health and human services-related functions), was left configured for public access — for an unknown period of time — until…

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