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Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:12 PM

Classified Pentagon data leaked on the public cloud

Source: BBC

Classified Pentagon data was mistakenly left exposed on an unsecured public cloud server, cyber-security researchers have discovered.

The files include sensitive details about the US Department of Defense's battlefield-intelligence system, its cloud-based intelligence-gathering platform, Red Disk, and a virtual drive for receiving and transmitting classified data.

The files also contain private keys and hashed passwords, which could be used to access other internal systems at the Pentagon, if the passwords are still valid and the hash is cracked.

"Plainly put, the digital tools needed to potentially access the networks relied upon by multiple Pentagon intelligence agencies to disseminate information should not be something available to anybody entering a URL into a web browser," UpGuard's cyber-resilience analyst, Dan O'Sullivan, wrote in a blog post.


Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42166004

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Sunlei Nov 2017 OP
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #1
Sunlei Nov 2017 #4
Achilleaze Nov 2017 #2
LisaM Nov 2017 #3
kwalter66 Nov 2017 #6
Thor_MN Nov 2017 #5
TheBlackAdder Nov 2017 #7
ATL Ebony Nov 2017 #8

Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:14 PM

1. This happened in 2013, according to the source

Just sayin'

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:31 PM

4. IMO, some employees left stuff on public cloud or without passwords on purpose for 'whoever' to use.

Like the lists of states voter information reported last year before the election.

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:15 PM

2. Nothing safe no more

deplorable.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:20 PM

3. Except Hillary's server....

which seems to be about the only thing a public servant used that was not hackable.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:25 PM

6. +1000

 

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:35 PM

5. Using "The Cloud" is just putting your data on someone else's server....

 

Where you are not in control of it. I really don't see why people are rushing to lose control over their data. Conversely, I do see why people intent on gaining access push the concept.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:51 PM

7. Once data leaves the backend, the NSA scans it. Internet clouds extremely unsecure, indemnity ins.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 07:44 PM

8. Unless they created their own cloud setup,

otherwise it's really insecure using external cloud (i.e., Amazon) for such sensitive data.

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