Bloomberg Law
Feb. 20, 2020, 4:05 PMUpdated: Feb. 20, 2020, 6:46 PM

Retail Customer Data Exposure Spotlights Cloud Security Risk (1)

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

A market analysis company accidentally exposed customer data from major retailers, including Kate Spade & Co. and Beverages & More Inc., after storing the information in an Amazon Web Services cloud container, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm UpGuard.

The 747 gigabytes of data stored by Tetrad Computer Applications Inc. also included market information about millions of American households, such as where they are located and their purchasing histories, said Chris Vickery, UpGuard’s director of cyber risk research. UpGuard discovered the data Feb. 1 and worked with Tetrad to wall it off, he said.

The exposure highlights difficulties ...

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