Dow Jones has become the latest victim of exposure of confidential information due to configuration errors in its cloud storage services. According to the reports, a deficient configuration in its platform in Amazon Web Services (AWS) derived in the information of critical information of the company.
The data set contains about 2 million 500 thousand records that showed confidential information, such as:
Information related to politically exposed persons, their relatives, close associates and associated companies
Lists and categories of sanctions of national and international governments
Persons officially bound or accused of serious crimes
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“The list includes politically relevant figures, citizens with criminal records and possible links to terrorist organizations, and even companies sanctioned for high-profile financial crimes,” says a statement from a regulatory authority in the public relations market. The exposed records include names, addresses, location data, birth dates, genders, and even photographs.
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