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Incident: ABC exposes sensitive data in AWS S3 bungle | iTnews

Incident: ABC exposes sensitive data in AWS S3 bungle | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 17 2017

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has become the latest organisation to expose sensitive information through a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 storage bucket.

It left 1800 daily MySQL database backups from 2015 to now exposed in the S3 bucket, which was configured to be publicly accessible.

The data also included thousands of emails, logins and hashed passwords for ABC Commercial users, requests for licensed content from other broadcasters, and a secret access key and login details for another S3 bucket.

Source: ABC exposes sensitive data in S3 bungle

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