Hundreds of exposed Amazon cloud backups found leaking sensitive data

TechCrunch - 08-09


New research just presented at the Def Con security conference reveals how companies, startups, and governments are inadvertently leaking their own files from the cloud. You may have heard of exposed S3 buckets — those Amazon-hosted storage servers packed with customer data but are often misconfigured and inadvertently set to “public” for anyone to access. But you may not have heard about exposed EBS volumes, which poses as much if not a greater risk.