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Cloud Leaks Personal Data of 2.2M Dow Jones & Co. Customers

Misplaced data

Another misconfigured cloud server leaked personal data, this time from customers of Dow & Jones and Co., which includes subscribers to The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s.

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard notified the company of the leak in June, when a security researcher found the database was configured to allow access to any AWS user, International Business Times reported.

Customers’ names, addresses, account information, email addresses and the last four digits of their payment cards were exposed, though a Dow Jones spokesman told The Hill the company had no evidence anyone accessed the information.

UpGuard also recently found data leaks due to misconfigured cloud settings at Verizon and the data analytics firms used by the Republican National Committee, exposing the data of 6 million Verizon customers and almost 200 million voters, respectively.


Financial Services; Media


July 18, 2017

reported by

International Business Times

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2.2 million

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