Amazon reaches out to users with bad security before the crooks do

August 7, 2017


We’ve read plenty of stories recently about the accidental exposure of data stored in the cloud because of users’ poor configuration choices.

Cybersecurity researchers have been actively scanning Amazon Web Services (AWS) for accounts and files available to the public; when sensitive information was encountered, the company was advised.

Three recent instances included data exposures affecting huge numbers of customers:

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