A multi-gigabyte database has been discovered on the web, exposing millions of personal information from connected objects and medical devices.
One more… This time it’s a 16.71 gigabyte database with 61 million entries. It was discovered by the site and contains activity and health information from bracelets and .
The team, led by the researcher inJeremiah Fowler, determined that the database, put online without any protection, comes from the New York company GetHealth. The firm offers a service to synchronize health data from different . The information presented relates to users located around the world.
Most affected Fitbit and Apple users
The database contains a lot of sensitive information, including first and last name, pseudonym, date of birth, weight, height, gender, and date of birth. In total, the data would come from hundreds of connected objects, medical devices andfrom different. After a partial analysis, however, the researchers determined that the victims primarily used Fitbit bracelets and the , which allows you to synchronize connected objects through an iPhone.
Contacted by the WebsitePlanet team, GetHealth confirmed to be the owner of theand secured access during the day. However, researchers could not determine since when the information was exposed, or if anyone else accessed it. This underlines once again how vigilant you have to be with and all the data they collect.