July Systems data leak: Massive trove of sensitive information exposed online via unsecured database

India Ashok reports:

A massive trove of sensitive data was left freely exposed online by San Francisco-based July Systems. The company’s cloud-based location intelligence and engagement platform called “Proximity MX”, which contains proprietary information belonging to the firm and its clients, were exposed via unsecured Amazon S3 databases.


According to security researchers at Kromtech, who discovered the three leaky S3 buckets, July System’s platform is used by several high-profile companies, including CNN, ESPN, Intel, Toys”R” Us, CBS, Fox, and NBC Universal.

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