A trove of US military data, described by security researchers as being “highly sensitive,” was reportedly unearthed on a publicly accessible Amazon server two months ago. The data apparently lacked even the basic protection offered by a password.
The leak, a portion of which is said to have exposed internal data and virtual systems pertaining to “classified communications,” includes roughly 100 gigabytes of information allegedly tied to a failed Army intelligence project, codenamed “Red Disk.”
Researchers say the breach further exposed the private keys of a former intelligence contractor—Invertix, now called Altamira Technologies—which specializes in surveillance and reconnaissance.
UpGuard, the cybersecurity firm that publicly disclosed the breach Tuesday morning, has attributed the leaked data to the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).