Century incidental: 1.2 billion dollared personal account data

Network security | About 1.2 billion personal account data has just been stolen from Amazon Web Services' system. This is considered one of the biggest information leaks of all time.

According to SiliconAngle, the leaked information included many different databases. Some data is in the form of IP addresses, while others are in an indefinite form.

The incident was discovered by Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in the process of investigating the case. According to preliminary assessment, it is likely that many hacks have been done at the same time to create an unprecedented leak of information.


An unprecedented level of information leakage has occurred at the Amazon Web Services system.

According to Dvir Babila, Cycognito's head of security, the sheer scope of the incident has led many to question the culprit behind. This requires the investigators team to link a lot of different details thanks to the traces on the IT systems to create a complete picture.

Babila said that a manual attack to steal data of billions of people at the same time is impossible. As a result, hackers are likely to use different computing models, combined with resources stored in the cloud, to steal information with a certain degree of automation.

According to hacker Kent Kent of Cequence Security, not to mention the quantity, the nature of the data alone is enough to show the seriousness of the incident.

Typically, stolen data is usually a form of data in a certain context, such as financial data. However, the data in the theft is classified and interconnected information, so when the data is stolen simultaneously, the risk is much greater.

Talking about the attack, Tripwire's vice president of strategy and product management, Tim Erlin, noted: "We still often worry about sensitive data. connected, interconnected data is the most concern. ". Therefore, Tripwire experts said that there is currently no way to measure the impact of the information leak.