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Accenture Exposed Data via Unprotected Cloud Storage Bucket

October 11, 2017

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Consulting and technology services giant Accenture inadvertently exposed potentially sensitive information by leaving it unprotected in four Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 buckets.

The cloud storage containers were discovered on September 17 by Chris Vickery of cyber resilience company UpGuard and they were secured a couple of days later after Vickery notified Accenture of his findings.

The largest of the buckets stored 137 GB of data, including 40,000 plaintext passwords, hashed passwords, access keys for the Enstratus cloud infrastructure management platform, email data, and information on the consulting firm’s ASGARD database. The same container also stored credentials for Accenture’s Google and Azure accounts, and data dumps from an event tracker, including IP addresses and other Accenture client data.

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