05 Sep Thousands of Military Vets Private Information Leaked
Cybersecurity firm UpGuard revealed the private information of thousands of US military veterans hosted on an AWS S3 server have been compromised.
Chris Vickery, UpGuard’s Director of Cyber Risk Research, said that the incident was caused by a misconfiguration of the storage bucket in the subdomain ‘tigerswanresumes’, which refers to a private security firm in North Carolina that hires former service persons and law enforcers.
Cyber resilience analyst Dan O’Sullivan also revealed that despite being notified about the privacy issue, TigerSwan still failed to implement the necessary security measures for another month. He added that information such as driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, partial Social Security numbers, even security clearances and identities of Iraqi and Afghan nationals who cooperated with the US government were included in the exposure.
Source: Infosecurity Magazine