Explicit plastic surgery before-and-after photos exposed in unsecured database

Explicit plastic surgery before-and-after photos exposed in unsecured database

Rachel Kraus 14/02/2020

Plastic surgery is more mainstream than it's ever been, but that doesn't mean patients are dying to have their cosmetic laundry aired in public.

Security researchers at vpnMentor discovered that about 900,000 images and invoices from cosmetic surgery imaging company NextMotion were sitting on an unsecured database in cloud storage. The exposed files included detailed invoices of procedures, as well as explicit images and 360-degree videos of patients' faces and bodies, including breasts and genitalia.

The report (via CNET) found that the breach could affect thousands of patients whose doctors use technology and software provided by NextMotion at 170 clinics around the world. The researchers discovered the vulnerable database during their "web mapping" project, which scans the internet and cloud for weaknesses. Read more...

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