Classified details of over 9,000 security personnel exposed in massive data breach

Classified and personal details of hundreds of applicants for jobs at a private security firm in the US were exposed earlier this year after a recruiting agency uploaded the details to an unsecured Amazon S3 cloud server.

The unsecured database on Amazon S3 server contained classified details like passport numbers, driver's licenses, social security numbers and phone numbers.

TigerSwan, a private security agency headquartered in North Carolina, not only provides security services to private corporations but also assists the US military in overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The firm also has offices in Japan, the Middle East, Latin America and in North and West Africa.