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Armed FBI agents raid home of researcher who found unsecured patient data

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Monte Martin
May 27, 2016 18:30
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FBI agents, one armed with an assault weapon, reportedly raided the home of a security professional who discovered sensitive data for 22,000 dental patients was available on the Internet, according to a report published Friday.

He said it started when his doorbell rang incessantly and someone banged hard on his door.

One was pointing a big green assault weapon at me, Shafer told Daily Dot, and the baby s crib was only feet from the door.

Enter Eaglesoft

A FBI agent told Shafer the raid stemmed from an incident in February, when Shafer discovered a file transfer protocol server operated by Eaglesoft, a provider of dental practice management software.

Shafer contacted DataBreaches.net and asked for help privately notifying the software maker, and once the patient data was secured, the breach notification site published this disclosure.

This would not be the first time a company seemingly attempted to chill Shafer s speech about their security issues.

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