Prison inmates’ sensitive data left exposed on leaky cloud bucket

A completely-avoidable data leak has exposed prescription records, mugshots, and other sensitive information related to an unknown number of prison inmates.

Amazon battles leaky S3 buckets with a new security tool

A new AWS feature is supposed to help avoid accidental misconfigurations that could result in sensitive data being exposed, a company’s brand being damaged, and even – potentially – put its customers at risk.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

An attempt to phish my Amazon Web Services account

An email arrived purporting to be from Amazon Web Services (AWS). It claimed that unless I confirmed I had given my correct contact information for a domain’s WHOIS record, a website I administer could be suspended.

Drupe app removed from Google Play store after photos and messages leaked publicly

A popular Android app called Drupe, downloaded over 10 million times, has been leaving users’ selfie snapshots, audio messages, and other sensitive data exposed for anybody to see.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #053: Game of Thrones, a major Amazon cloud leak, and web tracking gone crazy

The FBI think they’ve identified the HBO hacker, the US military have been caught with a leaky bucket, and web tracking has just got scarier than ever.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Iain Thomson from The Register.

Amazon moves to stop S3 buckets leaking business data

Businesses don’t need to be targeted by sophisticated hackers to have private and sensitive data splashed across the newspaper headlines.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.