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June 2012

Challenges with data protection in the cloud

In December 2010, Honda experienced a data breach that affected 2.2 million customers. Names, email addresses, vehicle identification numbers (VINs), and credentials for a Honda portal were stolen from a database. The database, however, was not accessed within Honda’s infrastructure. This sensitive information was stolen from a cloud-based marketing service provider that Honda did business with. A year ago, cloud storage provider Dropbox pushed a code change that eliminated the password authentication system required to access users’ stored data, rendering any data from any account accessible to anyone who wanted to access it. In addition, Dropbox drew criticism for maintaining control of users’ encryption keys, potentially making accounts and data susceptible to compromise should those keys fall into the wrong hands. Also, last year, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3)  was found to be susceptible to a basic HTTP-focused brute-force attack that could expose customer’s data storage accounts. As more systems, applications and ...

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