Tuesday, April 15, 2014

$5,000 Security Breach, Part 2

Every so often I write a blog post that immediately receives many thousands of views. Part 1 of this story fell into that category.

Where I last left off, on Thursday, I was in the shower when I had an epiphany. I had figured out how my Amazon Web Services credentials were compromised. At least I suspected, but I was running late, after my call with Amazon, as I got ready for the Spring Fling tech event. I didn't have time to comb through my public repository account so I deleted my entire GitHub account. I had only used it once, years ago, when I checked in an open source WebObjects project I had developed.

Jodi Mardesich interviewed me for the details and gave my story a great write up at ReadWrite.

Coda update: Amazon has confirmed that they'll grant me a one time exception for my faux pas.

Author: Joe Moreno

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