Over 80,000 ID Cards and Fingerprint Scans Exposed in Cloud Leak

Phil Muncaster reports:

A US-based used electronics retailer has exposed over 2.6 million files, including ID cards and biometric images, after a misconfigured AWS S3 bucket was discovered.

Researchers at Website Planet traced the instance back to California-based TronicsXchange, previously trading as GreenElectronicsExchange (GEEx).

A random scan for server vulnerabilities led to the discovery of the wide open S3 bucket on October 12 2020. The company itself appeared to be shuttered, with an invalid contact email and its website offline, but Website Planet contacted AWS two days later and the issue was eventually remediated.

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