Red Cross Data Breach

In late 2016, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service made headlines for all the wrong reasons after it emerged that the personal information of more than half a million blood donors had somehow found its way onto a publicly-facing website.

It was discovered that a file containing donor information, including names, gender, addresses, blood type, and phone numbers, had been placed in an non-secure environment by a third party technology partner that had developed and maintained the Blood Service’s website.

Read more about the breach here. Source: ARN