Jun 1, 2017

US military data found unprotected on Amazon web server

More than 60,000 sensitive US military files have been found on a publicly accessible Amazon server by a security researcher. In a statement, BAH said no classified data had been stored on the server. "Our client has said they've found no evidence that classified data was involved, and so far our forensics have indicated the same", the company said. Mr Vickery told the BBC he found the data during "a routine search for publicly accessible Amazon buckets". On 26 May, a US government agency contacted UpGuard to ask that it preserve all the data Mr Vickery downloaded; UpGuard said it had been asked not to reveal which agency made the request.

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