US intelligence blabs classified Linux VM to world via leaky S3 silo


A classified toolkit for potentially accessing US military intelligence networks was left exposed to the public internet, for anyone to find, according to security researchers today.

A Linux-based virtual machine designed to safely receive and handle secret material, and connect to protected Pentagon computers, was discovered, we’re told, in a misconfigured cloud storage service. Anyone with an Amazon Web Services account could have found and delved into the unsecured AWS S3 silo and pulled out the US government’s software files.

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Source: The Register