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October 11, 2017 | Cloud Application and Data Controls

 Accenture Data Left Unsecured on Public AWS S3 Cloud Storage Bucket

On September 17, 2017, cybersecurity firm UpGuard privately alerted Accenture to the fact that some of its sensitive information (including client-specific information, passwords and credentials, and encryption keys) was stored on a publicly accessible, unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) storage unit -- called a “bucket.” The data could be downloaded by anyone who knew the web address -- no password was required.

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