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Data Firm Left 48 Million Data Profiles Exposed On AWS Server


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LocalBlox, a company that scrapes data from public web profiles, has left the details of over 48 million users on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket. IT security experts commented below.

Christopher Littlejohns, EMEA Engineer atSynopsys:

“Whilst thisdatabreach has strong similarities to multiple other AWS misconfiguration issues that resulted indatabreaches, and thedatawas “publicly available”, thedatacaptured was interesting in that it consolidated personal information scraped from thousands of web sites. The net result is that it made it easy for an attacker to gain access to a pool ofdatathat would be valuable for subsequent social engineering attacks, account hacking and identity fraud. Any company that collects, consolidates, but does not adequately secure suchdatais essentially exposing people to higher risk of...(continued)

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