Over the weekend, researchers from Comparitech discovered a large database that contains millions of records about European customers left unsecured on Amazon Web Service (AWS). A total of eight million records that belong to companies including Amazon, eBay, Shopify, PayPal, and Stripe were found in the database. According to the report, the database is held by an undisclosed third-party company that handles cross border Value-Added Tax (VAT) analysis. Many organizations use third-party companies to handle tasks that the original company does not specialize in.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased