Okay guys, how is it that this juicy tidbit of IT security ended up on the Beeb

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  1. Alistair

    Okay guys, how is it that this juicy tidbit of IT security ended up on the Beeb

    Before you guys let the commentariat have a go at the intimate details of the leak?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51119845

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      "how is it that this juicy tidbit of IT security ended up on the Beeb"

      It's pretty simple: the databases were found by the folks at VPNmentor. Sometimes they give a publication or outlet a heads-up before going live with their findings. Sometimes it's us, sometimes it's a rival. In this case, it may have been the BBC. If not, then the BBC spotted the blog post before us.

      We'll get onto it this week. In fact, we're planning a month-long series of insecure databases to demonstrate that this stuff is rife on the internet. Everyone is exposed.

      Edit: Here's the latest S3 leakage: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/15/open_s3_buckets/

      C.

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