Viacom—the well known entertainment and media organization that claims Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV, and several different properties—has presented the keys to its kingdom on an unsecured Amazon S3 server.
A security specialist working for California-based digital resiliency firm UpGuard has as of late found a totally open, open confronting misconfigured Amazon Web Server S3 distributed storage can containing about a gigabyte’s worth of credentials and configuration files for the backend of many Viacom properties.
These uncovered certifications found by UpGuard analyst Chris Vickery would have been sufficient for programmers to bring down Viacom’s inner IT framework and web presence, enabling them to get to cloud servers having a place with MTV, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon.
Among the information uncovered in the hole was Viacom’s lord key to its Amazon Web Services account, and the qualifications required to assemble and keep up Viacom servers over its numerous auxiliaries and many brands.
As it were, the entrance key and mystery key for the organization’s AWS record would have enabled hackers to compromise Viacom’s servers, stockpiling, and databases under the AWS account.
As indicated by the examination performed by UpGuard, various cloud examples utilized inside the media organization’s IT toolchain, including Docker, Splunk, New Relic, and Jenkins, could have been traded off in this way.