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A cloud storage repository belonging to LocalBlox, a company that creates personal profiles using information scraped from publicly accessible sources, has been found unsecured on the Web, potentially exposing the details of 48 million people.

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Data relating to a number of subsidiaries of Blue Chair, a holding company in Kansas City, has been found exposed on the Web by the security firm UpGuard.

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Security firm UpGuard has found an unsecured data cache belonging to Canadian data analytics firm AggregateIQ, which has alleged links to Cambridge Analytica, a company that has been in the news recently for using Facebook data to help political clients.

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A cloud-based data storage repository used by business analytics software provider Birst was left unsecured resulting in data about financial services firm Capital One, among others, being exposed, it has been claimed.

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A private sector programme that provides property insurance in the US state of Maryland has left the data of thousands on an unsecured network attached storage device, exposing customer files, claims, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and Social Security numbers.

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A cloud repository used by Paris-based brand marketing company Octoly has been left exposed with a back-up of its business IT operations and information about its registered online personalities open to the world.

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The personal information of 123 million American households collected by the California data analytics firm Alteryx has been found in an unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket on the Web.

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The personal and financial data of about 40,000 Americans has leaked on the Web via an unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket, the security firm UpGuard reports.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:13

Pentagon, NSA data leaked through AWS bucket

A security company has found data belonging to the US Army Intelligence and Security Command in a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services S3 repository.

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Billions of posts scraped from the Internet in what appears to be an US Department of Defence intelligence-gathering operation have been exposed to the public through misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 repositories.

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Global corporate consulting and management firm Accenture left at least four cloud-based storage servers unsecured and open to the public, the security company UpGuard has found.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 09:25

Viacom business data left exposed in AWS bucket

Security firm UpGuard says it found an exposed cache of data belonging to Fortune 500 firm Viacom in an Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket. Included in the data was the company's secret cloud keys.

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The resumés of thousands vying to get jobs as mercenaries with TigerSwan, a North Carolina-based private security firm, have been found exposed to public gaze on the Internet.

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The entire database of 1.8 million Chicago voters was left open to all and sundry on an Amazon cloud-based storage site which was configured for public access.

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Texas electrical engineering operator Power Quality Engineering has exposed electrical infrastructure data compiled by its engineers on such companies as Dell, the City of Austin, SBC, Freescale, Oracle and Texas Instruments to public view on the Internet.

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Security firm UpGuard has disclosed that nearly four million accounts of users of financial publishing company Dow Jones were exposed in a cloud-based file repository which had been configured to allow semi-public access.

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Data on 198 million potential American voters was left exposed on the Internet without a password by a contractor for the US Republican National Committee, a researcher has found.

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 07:12

Spammers leak personal details of 1.37b online

An American outfit has leaked about 1.37 billion email addresses and other personal details online after it neglected to password-protect a database back-up, resulting in the data leaking online.

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