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FBI raids home of researcher who reported unsecured patient data on public server

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, May 29, 2016.

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    What does a security researcher get for responsibly disclosing a dental database vulnerability exposing the sensitive information of tens of thousands of patients? Not a bug bounty monetary reward. Not even a “thank you” from the company. He gets raided by a least a dozen armed FBI agents and may be charged under CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act).

    Justin Shafer, who is described as a 36-year-old security researcher and dental computer technician, reported a vulnerability in Eaglesoft practice management software to the manufacturer Patterson Dental back in February.

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