Police Procedural: How South Carolina Arrest Records Were Exposed
The UpGuard Research team can now disclose that a cloud storage bucket containing personally identifiable information (PII) for thousands of people in the South Carolina justice system has been secured. An employee of Spartan Technology, a South Carolina tech company, had uploaded a collection of backups to the AWS S3 storage service. The data collection included four MSSQL database backups, weighing in at around 14 gigabytes each, with information regarding 5.2 million arrest events, individuals charged with crimes, the alleged victims, and witnesses (if any). Only names and phone numbers were present for victims and witnesses.
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