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Code Spaces: A Lesson In Cloud Backup
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MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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7/3/2014 | 5:20:03 PM
Re: harsh lesson
Ars Technica found a cached copy of the Code Spaces website that shows the company actually boasted of its data recovery ability: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/aws-console-breach-leads-to-demise-of-service-with-proven-backup-plan/

 

 

 
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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7/3/2014 | 2:54:28 PM
Two different AWS regions don't count when used for security
Two different AWS regions may count as "offsite" for disaster recovery purposes, but it doesn't work for cloud security: both regions visible and accessible on the management console. That's an excellent point. Amazon probably doesn't want an Emergency Off Button; it doesn't really take responsibility for the operation of a customer workload. But, if left optional to the customer, it's a good idea and could be imposed as an automated service. 
MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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7/3/2014 | 1:19:28 PM
harsh lesson
That Code Spaces went out of business as a result of this hacker attack is rather sad, but putting all their eggs into the AWS basket seems like an obviously bad decision. Hopefully other organizations can learn from Code Spaces' mistakes.


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