Insecure Amazon S3 bucket exposed personal data on 500,000 Ghanaian graduates


Researchers at vpnMentor claim to have discovered a trove of unencrypted data related to Ghana’s National Service Secretariat (NSS) in an Amazon Web Services storage silo (AWS).

Some of the 3 million files related to NSS’s work and stored on an AWS S3 bucket were password protected, but many were not – an oversight that exposed the personal information of an estimated 500,000600,000 people till 2021.

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