Adversis researchers have discovered that dozens of companies have leaked sensitive data as a result of misconfigured Box accounts.

Box is a cloud based “content management platform" primarily used to share files and folders and similar to AWS S3 buckets. The files can be shared to anyone with the link, restricted to those within a specified company, or to specific users, according to a March 11 post.

The researchers found major tech companies and corporate giants have inadvertently left their data exposed revealing hundreds of passport photos, social security and bank account numbers, as well as high-profile technology prototype and design files.

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