Data management firm exposed client info on open Amazon S3 buckets: researchers

Data from Netflix, TD Bank, Ford and other companies was left exposed for an unknown period of time on publicly configured cloud storage buckets operated by data integration and management company Attunity, according to the research team that discovered the error.

A researcher from UpGuard’s Data Breach Research team found the three publicly accessible Amazon S3 buckets last May 13. The oldest of the three, which contained the most sensitive information, was uploaded in September 2014; however, it is not clear if the data was publicly accessible since that time.

In a blog post yesterday, UpGuard reports that Attunity quickly remedied the situation after it was alerted to the leaky buckets on May 16.

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