Incident: Orchard worker recruiter exposed sensitive personal data | iTnews
Australian Workers Data Exposed, October 29 2020
Orchard Tech a Melbourne company recruiting horticultural workers exposed sensitive personal data
AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) instance containing thousands of sensitive personal documents left open for anyone to access for over a month.
Source: Orchard worker recruiter exposed sensitive personal data | iTnews
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Melbourne-based security researcher Sami Toivonen found the open S3 storage instance on October 24 and told iTnews it contained images of passports, driver’s licences, tax forms, and employment contracts.
One search engine found 12,709 files including 532 passport and 422 driver’s licence images in the Orchard Tech S3 bucket.
Orchard Tech chief executive was contacted by Toivonen on October 27 and arranged for the S3 instance to be secured on that day.