More Than 61 Million Unprotected Device User Records Discovered Online

September 21, 2021

More than 61 million health app user records, including data from users of Google’s Fitbit and Apple’s HealthKit, were potentially exposed to hackers, WebsitePlanet, a website design advice service, reported.

The records were contained in “a non-password protected database” related to health and fitness tracking devices accessed by security researcher Jeremiah Fowler. A sample of more than 20,000 records that Fowler observed included data that appeared to come from users of Fitbit and HealthKit, he said.

Fowler said the keeper of the database secured the database on being informed of the security risk.

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