Over 800,000 birth certificate copies exposed online

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

10th December, 2019

More than 800,000 U.S. live birth certificate applications have been found exposed online in Amazon Web Services, which is essentially a cloud based storage solution.

The exposed data reportedly has no password protection, and the web address where the applications are held is ‘easy to guess’.

The company is yet to respond to inquiries about the security blunder, and with the data apparently still exposed.

It doesn’t appeared to clarify that any payment or financial data is involved.

According to a report, the exposed applications date back to 2017.

The cache is being updated on daily basis, with one particular week seeing as many 9,000 fresh applications added.

Th report said that the exposed applications date back to 2017. The cache is being updated on a daily basis, too, with one particular week seeing as many 9,000 fresh applications added.

Amazon has since said that it will inform the company of the situation, but added that it can’t take direct action to resolve the issue.

Amazon just a few days ago launched a new tool enabling its business customers to more easily review their bucket access policies and also provide alerts if a bucket is open to the public.


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