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Researchers Discover Hundreds of Amazon RDS Instances Leaking Users’ Personal Data

November 16, 2022

Hundreds of databases on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) are exposing personal identifiable information (PII), new findings from Mitiga, a cloud incident response company, show.

“Leaking PII in this manner provides a potential treasure trove for threat actors – either during the reconnaissance phase of the cyber kill chain or extortionware/ransomware campaigns,” researchers Ariel Szarf, Doron Karmi, and Lionel Saposnik said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

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