50K Australians Exposed in Server Misconfig Snafu

Tara Seals

Personal details of almost 50,000 Australian employees have been compromised in the country’s largest data breach since the Red Cross leaks.

Reports state that up to 48,270 personal records from employees working in government agencies, banks and a utility have been exposed online by a third-party contractor thanks to a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket. The files exposed include full names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, and email addresses as well as some credit card numbers and details on staff salaries and expense; however, iTnews reported that most of the credit card numbers were out of date or cancelled.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/