It feels like a “canine ate my homework” excuse for the cloud age, however Euro-cloud Scaleway says one of its solid-state disks was stolen from a truck, turned up within the fingers of a YouTuber, and has now made its method back residence.
A Saturday post by CEO Yann Lechelle revealed that over a yr in the past, a disk was stolen whereas in transit between two Scaleway knowledge centres.
Fast ahead to 2021 and a YouTuber purchased the disk on a categorized advertisements web site known as Leboncoin. Specifically, a YouTuber known as Micode who creates content material concerning the persistence of knowledge even after disks are formatted.
Lechelle mentioned Scaleway labored with the YouTuber to recuperate the disk. The French-language video creator has written to Scaleway with assurances they haven’t copied the data contained on the disk. It is claimed some buyer knowledge was on the drive, unencrypted, together with the supply code and SSH keys of an Italian VPS supplier.
If you perceive French, you possibly can catch the ultimate half of Micode’s video collection on the purloined Scaleway SSD here, which was uploaded on July 23, the day earlier than Lechelle emitted his weblog put up.
We’re instructed Scaleway has alerted its shoppers to the incident.
The CEO mentioned recovering the disk helped the authorities to advance their investigations into the heist, and meant the corporate felt ready to publicly disclose the theft.
The cloudy firm has since revisited its knowledge switch insurance policies, and now ships disks in sealed instances geared up with GPS trackers. Obviously it has no need to have to clarify such an inconceivable safety story – for any incident of any origin – ever once more. ®