Dow Jones Data Leak Results from Amazon AWS Configuration Error
Kelly Sheridan reports:
A data leak at Dow Jones & Co. exposed the personal information of millions of customers after a public cloud configuration error. This marks the fifth major public cloud leak in the past several months after similar incidents affected Verizon, the WWE, US voter records, and Scottrade.
This mistake compromised millions of customers’ names, account information, physical and email addresses, and last four digits of credit card numbers. It also affected 1.6 million entries in Dow Jones Risk and Compliance, a collection of databases used by financial companies for compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.
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