Post Date: Post Date – 12:38 PM, Saturday – October 29th
New Delhi: A database of Amazon Prime Video users’ viewing habits stored on Amazon’s internal servers was accidentally exposed online and can be accessed by anyone with a web browser.
Cybersecurity researcher Anurag Sen discovered Amazon Prime’s database of browsing habits stored on Amazon’s internal servers, which are accessible online.
TechCrunch reports that the database was first spotted exposed on the internet on September 30, according to search engine Shodan.
“But because the database is not password-protected, anyone using a web browser can access the data in it as long as they know their IP address,” the report states.
The database has nearly 215 million viewing data entries, such as the name of the show or movie being streamed, the device it’s streaming on, and other internal data.
The Amazon Prime Video database was later removed from the Internet.
An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch that there was “a deployment error with the Prime Video analytics server.”
“The issue has been resolved and no account information (including login or payment details) was exposed. This is not an AWS issue; AWS is secure by default and performs as designed,” the spokesperson added.
The company said on its latest third-quarter earnings call that “The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings” drew more than 25 million global viewers on its first day, the largest premiere in Prime Video history and close to 100 million so far. audience.
It also kicked off Prime Video’s inaugural season as the exclusive home of NFL Thursday Night Football, with more than 15 million viewers for its first game.