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New Delhi, March 4 : A cyber security researcher has claimed that a security flaw in a portal run by the West Bengal government has allegedly leaked lab results data of millions of people who went for coronavirus testing, the media reported on Thursday.
Security researcher Sourajeet Majumder told TechCrunch that the website is part of the West Bengal government’s mass coronavirus testing programme.
Once a Covid-19 test result is ready, the government sends a text message to the patient, with a link to its website containing their test results.
The leaked test lab results contain the patient’s name, sex, age, postal address, lab test results (positive, negative on inconclusive).
A hacker can access the data and exploit innocent users, warned the cyber security researcher.
“This is a privacy violation if somebody else gets access to my private information,” Majumder was quoted as saying in the report.

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