Amazon Adds New Encryption, Security Features to S3

Amazon announced this week that it has added five new security and encryption features to its Simple Storage Service (S3), including one that alerts users of publicly accessible buckets. Improperly configured S3 buckets can expose an organization’s sensitive files, as demonstrated by several recent incidents involving companies such as Viacom, Verizon, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton,…

Sweden Rattled by Massive Confidential Data Leak

Sweden’s minority government was battling to contain the fallout Monday after a massive leak that may have made confidential military information accessible abroad, as well as the private data of millions of citizens. The leak made an entire database on Swedish drivers’ licenses available to technicians in the Czech Republic and Romania, with media reporting…

CIA Router Hacking Tool Exposed by WikiLeaks

Documents published by WikiLeaks on Thursday provide details on a tool allegedly used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to hack routers and access points. Dubbed CherryBlossom, the tool is described by its developers as a system designed for monitoring a target’s Internet activity and delivering software exploits via wireless networking devices. WikiLeaks said…