Unencrypted data in the cloud
A cloud leak is when data stored in a cloud instance is exposed to the internet. Data handled by third party IT companies is often stored unencrypted in the cloud.
Cloud storage like Amazon’s S3 allow users to expose their storage content to the internet. S3 buckets are private by default, meaning that cloud leaks are caused by admins who alter permissions at some point.
Once this error occurs, it becomes very difficult for companies to prove that their data was not accessed. Most of you wouldn’t know where to start looking, but people scanning for cloud leaks, IT security pros and people seeking to exploit the information for leverage, personal gain, or power do know where to look.
Cloud leaks are a unique form of risk for your business. The simplicity of the error which causes it stands in stark contrast with the magnitude of the consequences resulting from it.
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