- Red Cross Blood Service admits to personal data breach affecting half a million donors. From ABC.net.au.
The personal data of 550,000 blood donors that includes information about “at-risk sexual behaviour” has been leaked from the Red Cross Blood Service in what has been described as Australia’s largest security breach.
Data from blood donor registration form posted insecurely online
Leak included identifying information and “personal details” of 550,000 donors
All copies of the data believed to be destroyed
The organisation said it was told on Wednesday that a file containing donor information was placed on an “insecure computer environment” and “accessed by an unauthorised person”.