A SeniorAdvisor misconfigured Amazon S3 Bucket exposes 3 million company leads


Exploit: Misconfiguration

SeniorAdvisor: Senior Care Review Site


Risk to Business: 1.663 = Severe
Researchers have discovered a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket owned by SeniorAdvisor, a site that provides ratings and information for senior care facilities. The bucket in question contained the personal data of more than three million people categorized as “leads”. The team found around 2000 “scrubbed” reviews in the misconfigured bucket, in which the user’s sensitive information was wiped or redacted. In total, it contained more than one million files and 182GB of data, none of which was encrypted and did not require a password or login credentials to access.


Risk to Individual: 1.271 = Severe
This exposed bucket was full of data including names, emails, phone numbers and dates contacted for every person designated as a lead, comprising an estimated 3 million consumers.

Customers Impacted: 3 million
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Companies are under the gun for cybersecurity risk often enough without rookie mistakes like failing to secure a database contributing to the danger.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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