There, of course, are data breaches all the time. But, there have been some really major ones in the last few years of government personnel
information...information involving personal information
of government employees, applicants, and their family members.
The big theft of personal information of the Office of Personnel Management happened in 2014/2015. We discussed that one
and a lot of very interesting information was revealed in that discussion.
That one happened after Jeff Bezos's Amazon Web Services won the $600,000,000 CIA contract to service the cloud for our intelligence agencies. That
was another great discussion we had HERE
on ATS. That big contract was issued in
Now, today, I read where there is yet another VERY SERIOUS data breach that exposed thousands of job seekers in top secret government work. Amazon
Web Services is connected in this one through a contractor of a contractor, it seems. Were there no failsafes?
Found on an insecure Amazon S3 bucket without the protection of a password, the cache of roughly 9,400 documents reveal extraordinary details
about thousands of individuals who were formerly and may be currently employed by the US Department of Defense and within the US intelligence
. DATA BREACH EXPOSES THOUSANDS OF JOB
This is interesting. It's from 2015. It's a .pdf file titled: DoD-Compliant Implementations in the AWS Cloud
Look at Page 21 and 22 of that document as it discusses Amazon S3.....hmmmmm.
I'm not a tech geek...but this has enough "smell" to it, that I think perhaps we should discuss the ramifications of one particular cloud service
company, its owner, its power within our intelligence agencies, the DOD, and government bureaucratic personnel information.
Are certain technology companies being given too much power and access to personal information gleaned from these personnel breaches?
WTF is really going on, especially 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016!!??