Security giant exposed 3TB of sensitive airport & employees data

The exposed data impacted airports in Colombia, Peru, and probably other countries “or even the rest of the world.”

A Sweden-based multinational security and investigation service provider has been found exposing sensitive data of employees at several different airports across Latin America.

The company in discussion is Securitas AB, which according to researchers at SafetyDetectives exposed a whopping 3 terabytes of data containing over 1.5 million files, thanks to one of its misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets.

What’s worse is that the database was left exposed to public access without any password or security authentication meaning anyone with knowledge of how to find misconfigured databases could have accessed the data.

However, due to the humongous size of the database, it was physically impossible to scan all of it. Nevertheless, their analysis revealed that the exposed data included sensitive company records and personal information of airport employees in Colombia, Peru, and probably other countries “or even the rest of the world,” researchers emphasized.

Airports impacted

The list of impacted airports revealed by SafetyDetectives includes Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez (Lima, PE), El Dorado International Airport (Bogota D.C, COL), Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (Valle del Cauca, COL) and José María Córdova International

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