Portpass: COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Platform
Risk to Business: 1.636 = Severe
Canadian proof-of-vaccination app Portpass is having misconfiguration problems. That unfortunately led to exposed personal information for more than 650,000 registered users. CBC News reported that the problem was discovered by an anonymous tipster on its website. An investigation revealed that the company had not encrypted any of the data that it was maintaining and some could be viewed in plain text. The company claimed that the data was only exposed for a few minutes, but investigative reporting disproved that claim. The Alberta privacy commissioner’s office said in an emailed statement that it has not yet received a report and the progress of a formal investigation is unclear.
Individual Risk: 1.636 = Severe
A swathe of personal data was exposed on the leaky site for an estimated 650,000 users including email addresses, names, blood types, phone numbers, birthdays, as well as photos of identification like driver’s licenses and passports.
Customers Impacted: 650,000
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Cybercrime threat risk is bad enough without shooting yourself in the foot through sloppy IT practices.