Amazon data breach leaks sensitive info of Netflix, TD Bank and Ford


Data of Netflix, TD Bank and Ford was allegedly found exposed to hackers on an Amazon Storage bucket which was owned and maintained by data integration and management company ‘Attunity’. The incident was found when a team of researchers from UpGuard was casually looking for vulnerable points to be accessed on Amazon S3 Storage Buckets on May 13th of this year.

The researchers from the Data Breach team of UpGuard argue that the oldest of the data found by them was uploaded in Sept’14. However, they are not clear if the leaked data was publicly accessible since the said time.

Australian Cybersecurity startup UpGuard has cleared the air that its team has informed Attunity on the situation on May 16th of this year. But the service provider reacted to the situation lately i.e. in early June which could have probably deteriorated the situation.

Attunity which was acquired by Pennsylvania based software firm Qlik (now owned by King of Prussia) in last May is yet to release an official statement on this issue.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the leaked info includes business documentation, system credentials, system info, and employee info to a certain extent. A blog post on UpGuard’s website says that the data such as Netflix database
authentication strings, TD Bank Invoices and a preparation slide from Ford were leaked in the incident.

A source from Qlik says that it is aware of the data exposure and has remediated the incident by applying new security standards to Attunity’s storage environments.

Note– Qlik which has over 50,000 customers on a global note was named as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI for the 9th year in the row this year. It has also bagged the recognition of the Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Social Good this year.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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