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Golden Hour [Frederick Lane, 2022]
By Frederick Lane ~ 6 January 2023
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💾 Above the Fold: Another Massive Student Data Breach
Cloud storage is wonderful ... except when it isn't. A research team at vpnMentor, an online privacy firm, recently discovered that education publisher McGraw Hill exposed the personal data of more than 100,000 students.
McGraw Hill stored the data in Amazon Web Services S3 buckets, a widely-popular type of cloud storage.
Unfortunately, McGraw Hill misconfigured the settings of its data buckets, allowing anyone with a web browser access to more then 22 terabytes of student data and teaching materials.
The misconfiguration may have allowed access as early as 2015.
Slow response: In its report, vpnMentor said that it contacted McGraw Hill multiple times about the security breach before the company responded.
Implications: A possible seven-year leak of confidential student and teacher information raises a number of security concerns.
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