US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder

www.theregister.co.uk | 12/2/2017 | Staff
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The National Credit Federation, a US credit repair biz, left 111GB of thousands of folks' highly sensitive personal details exposed to the public internet, according to security researchers.

In yet another AWS S3 configuration cockup, Americans' names, addresses, dates of birth, photos of driver licenses and social security cards, credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, detailed financial histories, and credit card and bank account numbers, were all left sitting out in the open for miscreants to find, it is claimed.

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According to infosec biz Upguard this week, records on as many as forty thousand individuals seeking help with their credit scores were available for perusal on Amazon's cloud. The data store would have been a treasure trove for identity thieves and...
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