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Last week, UpGuard reported on the discovery of a misconfigured S3 box that allowed for access to data concerning millions of Dow Jones & Company customers. (see “Yet Another Misconfigured Amazon S3 Box Exposes Dow Jones Customer Data”)
UpGuard reported earlier this month that it had discovered account data, including account PINs, concerning Verizon customers (see “Another Widely Open Amazon S3 Bucket Exposed Verizon Customer Account Data”)
UpGuard reported in June that another S3 configuration had been discovered by a company working for Republican National Committee (RNC). (see “AWS S3 Missconfiguration Leaks Personal Information of Nearly 200 M Voters.”)
Appthority was recently discovered nearly
- AWS to Start Billing Linux Instances By the Second
- Amazon.com Tops Third Quarter Earnings Estimates. Amazon.com released its third quarter earnings Thursday. As expected, its huge cloud business was the top performer. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which raked in $4.6 billion in revenue, just beat Wall Street estimates. This is 42% more than the previous quarter’s $4.1 billion, and nearly 12% more than the prior quarter. The quarter ended Sept. 30 saw an operating income of $1.2 billion, which was 38% higher than expected. AWS was once more the fastest-growing business of its parent company. It outpaced the year-overyear growth of both the North America (35%) & International (29%) retail units. AWS accounted for 11% of Amazon.com’s total earnings in Q3. According to recent earnings reports, AWS growth appears to be slowing. Despite generating record-high revenue, this period is almost tied with the previous for the platform’s slowest annual growth rate since Q2 2015 (when revenue soared by 81%): Reporting Period AWS Revenue, (Billions) Year over-Year Revenue Growth (%) Q3 2017 $4.642 Q2 2017 $3.743 Q1 2016 $2.957 Q1 2016 $2.664 Q4 2015 $2.469 Q3 2015 $2.464 Q1 2016 $2.664 Q4 2015 $2.464 Q3 of 2015$1.8 81 Q1 2015 * $1.649 * $1.649 * $1.649 * First reported as a line item. In its earnings report, Microsoft on Thursday reported a 90% increase in year-over-year revenue for its Azure cloud platform. However, AWS’ $18 billion annual run rate is not to be underestimated. The quarter’s milestones have been cited by executives as key drivers for its growth.