SC Magazine: Another misconfigured Amazon S3 server leaks data of 50,000 Australians

November 3, 2017 — Another misconfigured Amazon S3 server leaks data of 50,000 Australians

Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData, comments on an article issued by SC Magazine disclosing that another misconfigured Amazon server has resulted in the exposure of personal data – this time on 50,000 Australian employees.

Another misconfigured Amazon server has resulted in the exposure of personal data – this time on 50,000 Australian employees that were left unsecure by a third-party contractor. This is the country’s second largest data breach since the information of 550,000 blood donors was leaked last year.
“In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cyber-criminals and used for myriad criminal activities, both on the Internet and in the physical world,” Lisa Baergen, director at NuData Security told SC Media. “Using these real identities, and sometimes fake identities with valid credentials, they’ll take over accounts, apply for loans and much more. Every hack has a snowball effect that far outlasts the initial breach.”

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