The CyberNews research team uncovered an unsecured data bucket owned by an unidentified party, containing seven gigabytes worth of unencrypted files that include 350,000,000 strings of unique email addresses.
The massive trove of emails was left on a publicly accessible Amazon AWS server, allowing anyone to download and access the data. This is a huge leak even by today’s standards, with an average of 7 million records being exposed daily in 2020.
As cyberattacks become ever more frequent and sophisticated across the board, both organizations and individuals are still struggling to catch up with cybercriminals when it comes to data security. The 350 million email leak discovered by CyberNews is only the latest example of this cybersecurity gap that continues to grow despite increasing investment in the security industry.
On June 10, the exposed S3 bucket was closed by Amazon and is no longer accessible.
Full article on https://cybernews.com/security/350-million-email-addresses-left-exposed-on-an-unsecured-server/
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