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Your evening longread: The hackers who leaked therapy sessions

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.
May 7th 2021, 8:30 PM 12,255 1

EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday. And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

We’ll be keeping an eye on new longreads and digging back into the archives for some classics.

Hackers

The story of how hackers got into a patient database, and got hold of notes written by therapists.

(Wired, approx 20 mins reading time)

A few days earlier, Vastaamo had announced a catastrophic data breach. A security flaw in the company’s IT systems had exposed its entire patient database to the open internet—not just email addresses and social security numbers, but the actual written notes that therapists had taken. A group of hackers, or one masquerading as many, had gotten hold of the data. The message in Jere’s inbox was a ransom demand.

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