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123 million Americans exposed in misconfigured cloud database: What infosec leaders should know

Alteryx, a data analytics firm, exposed the personal information of 123 million US households after leaving its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket open to the public. Security firm UpGuard discovered the breach, which included data sets from Alteryx partners, the US Census Bureau, and Experian. The exposed data included addresses, contact information, financial histories, and purchasing behavior. This breach highlights the ongoing issue of employees failing to ensure the privacy of cloud storage databases.

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