back to article APNIC left a dump from its Whois SQL database in a public Google Cloud bucket

The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the internet registry for the region, has admitted it left at least a portion of its Whois SQL database, which contains sensitive information, facing the public internet for three months. Its Deputy Director General Sanjaya revealed details of the configuration blunder late …

  1. DarkwavePunk
    Facepalm

    At least it wasn't...

    At least it wasn't AWS this time. Good to see Google competing at the IAM cloud storage SNAFU level. Spread the idiocy around says I.

  2. Potemkine! Silver badge

    Putting confidential things in the cloud is the first step to a security failure.

  3. IGotOut Silver badge
    FAIL

    We thought it was secure...

    ...but we didn't actually bother checking.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's the internet, stupid!

    https://www.wired.com/1999/01/sun-on-privacy-get-over-it/

    ......'twas ever thus! Please don't tell me "it's a cloud problem"........it's an internet problem.....it's a PEBKAC problem......and apparently nothing has been done since 1999!!!!

  5. W.S.Gosset Silver badge

    Irresponsibility

    > File was supposed to be private. It was not. And it was out in the open for months

    What, and you only just noticed??

    Slackarse.

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