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AWS error exposed GoDaddy business secrets

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An error in Amazon AWS bucket configuration has led to the exposure of internal information belonging to hosting provider GoDaddy.

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard's Cyber Risk Team said on Thursday that a set of documents were left in an Amazon S3 bucket which was available to the public.

GoDaddy is a domain name registrar and hosting provider which caters for millions of customers worldwide.

The information involved in the security breach appeared to describe GoDaddy's architecture, as well as "high-level configuration information for tens of thousands of systems and pricing options for running those systems in Amazon AWS, including the discounts offered under different scenarios," according to UpGuard.

Configuration files for hostnames, operating systems, workloads, AWS regions, memory, CPU specifications, and more were included in the exposed cache, which described at least 24,000 systems.

"Essentially, this data mapped a very large scale AWS cloud infrastructure deployment,...(continued)

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