An Empty S3 Bucket Can Make Your AWS Bills Explode


In the world of cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a giant that offers a wide range of services that cater to various needs, from storage to computation.

Among these services, AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a trendy choice for data storage, known for its durability, availability, and scalability.

However, a recent incident highlights a lesser-known risk associated with S3 buckets that could lead to unexpectedly high charges on your AWS bill.

A few weeks ago, Maciej Pocwierz was working on a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a document indexing system for a client who created a single S3 bucket in the AWS eu-west-1 region.

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