Unprotected Pentagon Database Stored 1.8 Billion Internet Posts


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By Eduard Kovacs on November 20, 2017 Researchers have found an unprotected database storing 1.8 billion posts collected from social media services, news websites and forums by a contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense.
 
The data was discovered on September 6 by Chris Vickery, director of risk research at cyber resilience firm UpGuard, inside an AWS S3 storage bucket that was accessible to any user with an AWS account.
 
Based on the names of the subdomains storing it, the information appears to have been collected for the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), unified combatant commands of the Department of Defense.
 
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Well here's Big Brother watching us nothing is private anymore.

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