It has been revealed that over 100gb worth of sensitive data has been leaked from the National Credit Federation including social security numbers, bank account numbers and credit reports via an unsecured Amazon cloud storage server.
Commenting on the news is Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, who said:
It’s unfortunate to see the number of incidents continue to rise due to leaky S3 buckets.
Amazon have introduced warnings to users that inform when an S3 bucket is publicly available. It appears as if the skills needed to secure cloud infrastructure may not always be up to par, which makes it important for enterprises to implement controls to actively monitor and assure the security of cloud services and infrastructure.