Over 100GB of Secret Consumer Credit Data Leaked Online
Some 111GB of highly sensitive information including consumer credit histories has been exposed by the National Credit Federation as the result of yet another misconfigured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 cloud storage bucket. Although the leak affected only around 40,000 consumers, the data concerned is highly sensitive, including credit reports from the big three agencies – Equifax Experian, and TransUnion. Documents in the leak included names, addresses, birth dates, driver’s license and social security card images, and full credit card and bank account numbers. Explained explained UpGuard’s Dan O’Sullivan.
Experts Argue The Facts
In response to growing security concerns around the public cloud, Amazon Web Services this week launched GuardDuty, a new threat detection service also designed to spot misconfigurations.
However, experts argued the tool may not have the impact Amazon hopes.