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The following is an update regarding a misconfigured S3 data bucket.
We recently learned that a S3 bucket containing member-uploaded images and avatars was misconfigured. On May 4, 2022 we restricted all access to the bucket, including temporarily restricting the access of our registered users, thereby blocking anyone from viewing the images. We have also engaged a team of third-party experts to investigate. We expect that investigation to be complete soon.
On May 11, 2022, we restored user access to images on our site and enabled the functionality to view and edit avatar images, images with posts, and images in private messages in the community discussion forums.
These are the measures we have taken:
We reconfigured the Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket, our cloud storage container, where images are stored to tighten access and role permissions per AWS best practices.
We removed the metadata associated with all historical and new uploaded images. This metadata is standard information that specifies the formats for images, sound, and ancillary tags used by digital cameras and commonly displayed on digital images.
As an additional layer of security, we also implemented pre-signed tokens that allow only the community website (or approved Breastcancer.org staff) to load or download images.
Some images may not render properly within posts, private messages, and your avatar. We are working to resolve this over time. To help us in this effort, please contact us if you do not see your avatar or images being displayed.
Breastcancer.org in the news
Dr. Weiss and the work of Breastcancer.org were featured in a variety of broadcast, digital, and print media covering breast health issues, including guidance on COVID-19 for people with breast cancer, the use of medical cannabis to manage side effects of treatment, breast implant illness, and much more.
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— Last updated on May 13, 2022, 1:31 PM