I’ve been thinning down on the number of leaks I account that just appear like attempts to receive publicity for firms. But this one affects government, so i am linking to it. WizCases team of ethical hackers, led by Ata Hakç1l, has found a major breach exposing a number of US cities, all of them using the same web service provider aimed at municipalities. This transgress compromised citizens physical addresses, phone numbers, IDs, tax documents, and more. Due to the large number and various types of unique documents, it is difficult to estimation the number of people exposed in this breach. There was no demand for a parole or login credentials to access this information, and the data was not encrypted. Whats Happening? Over a 100 US cities appeared to be using the same product, mapsonline.net, provided by an American company named PeopleGIS. The data of these municipalities was stored in several misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets that were sharing similar naming conventions to MapsOnline. Due to this, we believe these cities are using the same software solution. Our team reached out to the companionship and the buckets have since been secured. scan more on WizCase. DataBreaches.net emailed PeopleGIS earlier this morning to ask them whether they would affirm that they were responsible for the leak or if they claimed that others were responsible. They were also asked what they have done in the viewing of this incident to foreclose another similar incident. no reply has been received by the time of this publication.
About HackNotice and Over 80 US Municipalities Sensitive Information, Including Residents Personal Data, Left Vulnerable in Massive Data Breach