American College of Physicians (ACP)

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Postby SysKoll » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:00 pm

The American College of Physicians (ACP) at Acponline.org is going to join this list soon. However, this is not directly their fault: According to and article in The Register, their server was "hacked" (broken into) by one William Bailey Jr, 46, of Charlotte, North Carolina, who gained a list of 80,000 doctors and sold it through a site called dr-411.com (411 being the old telephone information number in the US). The price: $399 for 20,000 names, or 5 cents per doctor. Quite cheap, I wonder how much software engineers are rated :-).

And in case you ask: Yes, the hacked site was hosted on Windows (Windows Server 2003 to be precise), which is completely unresponsible for a site containing confidential data.
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