News

Researchers find 600GB data on non-secure Amazon server

Researchers find 600GB data on non-secure Amazon server

Photo: 123RF

Security researchers from Kromtech Security Center have a non-Amazon server discovered. On the server stood 600GB of data from different companies.

Most data are from the American kabelaar Time Warner Cable, said the researchers in a blog post.

According to the researchers, there are a total of 4 million records in the databases. This includes user names, addresses, and phone numbers. A part of the data of “hundreds of thousands” customers of Time Warner Cable.

The data are from the American company, BroadSoft, communication software provides. There are also data from companies like AMC and Bright House Networks. Broadsoft is informed of the leak. Compared Gizmodo let the company know that the data is “not very sensitive”.

Time Warner Cable was in 2016, acquired by Charter Communications. That company says that customers who MyTWC app have used as possible by the leak are affected. Charter Communications recommend customers to keep their password and username to fit.

Test servers

Kromtech Security Center found the data when it searched for servers with the word “test” in it. Recently had an unprotected test server of World Wrestling Entertainment found. The researchers had suspected that there was more unprotected Amazon-servers were.

The company assumes that the data on the server from Broadsoft by a configuration error in.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular