Hacking Alert Cloud Data Leak Exposes Information on 123 Million Americans

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  1. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

    Jan 27, 2017
    Fortinet Engineer
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    #1 Slyguy, Dec 20, 2017
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    AWS again..

    Cloud Data Leak Exposes Information on 123 Million Americans
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  2. Solarquest

    Solarquest Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Jul 22, 2014
    Unsecured Amazon S3 Bucket Exposes Details on 123 Million American Households

    The Experian data was stored in a file named "ConsumerView_10_2013.yxdb and contained what UpGuard researchers described as the "personally identifying details and data points about virtually every American household."

    More precisely, the database contained over 3.5 billion details for over 123 million American households.

    The data included both personally identifiable information such as addresses, home details, contact information, or homeowner ethnicity, but also financial details such as mortgage status, financial histories, and purchase behavior.

    Considering the data belonged to Experian, you can expect any piece of personal and financial details used in credit reporting to be cataloged in the database.

    Data didn't include names, but it doesn't matter
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  3. In2an3_PpG

    In2an3_PpG Level 11

    Nov 15, 2016
    IT Jr. Network Admin
    United States
    Windows 10
    I love it. Just awesome to know that much data was leaked out. Whats even better is it happened right before the holiday. Good job people. You guys that use Amazon servers really know how to keep them secure. :mad:

    Whats the point, damage has already been done. Might as well just leave it go.