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Discussion on: I was billed for 14k USD on Amazon Web Services 😱

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Stéphane Bisinger

Did the same mistake, pushed just before dinner, while eating I realized I pushed my secret key to a public repo and when I was finished my account was already compromised. I had to manually remove all the garbage, but in those 15-20 minutes I already got a $ 150 bill.
Lesson learned: security as the first thing, even for toy projects. Always.