The Washington Post continues coverage of one of the largest data breaches of a financial institution in history after it was discovered earlier this week that a former Amazon Web Services employee exploited a misconfigured firewall in Capital One's cloud-hosted network. The breach, which affected more than 100 million customers, highlights some of the potential risks financial institutions face as they migrate data to the cloud. According to the report, AWS said it did store the data that was stolen but pointed out that "this type of vulnerability is not specific to the cloud" and that it was able to diagnose and address the issue due to its "cloud operating model." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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