It was recently discovered by WizCase that the personal data of more than three million US senior citizens were exposed due to a security breach.
Indeed, researchers found out that a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket led to data such as users’ surnames, emails, and phone numbers to be leaked online. Around 2,000 ‘scrubbed’ reviews, from which the user’s sensitive information had been wiped or redacted have also been found.
This cloud security breach could potentially be very dangerous as senior citizens were mainly targeted and they are particularly vulnerable to fraud. Indeed, the attack can include phishing emails that lead the user into inputting sensitive data into malicious websites or trick them into providing financial information.
It was also reported that the breach was now secured but it is still unknown if those affected were contacted.