239,000 patient records vulnerable in insurance database security incident

A database that held personal information for MedicareSupplement.com was left vulnerable to hackers, according to the HIPAA Journal.

MedicareSuppliment.com is a website run by TZ Insurance Solutions that aims to help people find different insurance plans.

The exposed database was discovered on May 13. It contained names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, IP addresses, dates of birth, and information regarding health insurance. Around 239,000 insurance records were left vulnerable.

It is unclear how long the database was exposed, reports the HIPAA Journal. MedicareSupplement.com was notified of the vulnerability and the database has since been secured.

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