FedEx Announces Some Private Data Accidentally Made Public For A Short Time

FedEx announced Thursday that some of its customer ID records were accidentally made public on an unsecured server in early February, but found no indication showing the information was exploited.

According to Kromtech, a security research firm, the server had over 119,000 scanned documents from both U.S. and international customers including driving licenses, security identification and passports. The firm’s researchers learned of the problem on Feb. 5, which was closed to the public on Feb. 14.

The Memphis-based worldwide package delivery company said the information was kept on an Amazon S3 storage server by a Bongo International, a company it took possession of in 2014. This company determined what international shipping prices were and provided an array of others services. Fed-Ex would later drop the service.

According to Jim McCluskey, a Fed-Ex spokesman, a preliminary investigation showed that some of the archived Bongo International was kept on a server hosted by a third –party, but the public cloud provider is now secure. He went on to say that none of the information was mishandled and the investigation was ongoing. No information on what part of the records had been secured or if authorities had been made aware of the incident.

Only a minute number of FedEx customers had been affected.

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