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Open AWS S3 bucket exposes private info on thousands of Fedex customers

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In what has become an alarmingly routine occurrence, an unsecured Amazon S3 server – this time affiliated with FedEx – has exposed personal information of tens of thousands of users. Kromtech Security Center researchers came across the exposed information, which included 119,000 scanned documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, security IDs and the like, on…

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Open AWS S3 bucket exposes sensitive Experian and census info on 123 million U.S. households

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Another cloud-based data repository, this one belonging to Alteryx, has publicly exposed datasets from the data analytics firm’s partner Experian and the U.S. Census Bureau that contain sensitive personal information on 123 million U.S. households. In what has become an alarmingly regular occurrence, UpGuard disclosed its Director of Cyber Risk Research Chris Vickery had found…

Data breach exposes about 4 million Time Warner Cable customer records

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Time Warner Cable, now known as Spectrum, became the latest company to realize exactly how vulnerable its data is when a third-party vendor entrusted with its safety made an error exposing millions of records. Kromtech Security Center researchers discovered late last week that about four million Time Warner customer records were exposed when it found…

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