What are S3 Buckets?
An Amazon S3 bucket is a public cloud storage resource available in Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3), an object storage offering. Amazon S3 buckets, which are similar to file folders, store objects, which consist of data and its descriptive metadata.
Are they private?
By default, all S3 buckets are private and can be accessed only by users that are explicitly granted access. ... Restrict access to your S3 buckets or objects by: Writing AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user policies that specify the users that can access specific buckets and objects.
What tools are required to access s3 buckets?
There are many tools that are free to download. AWS even has a CLI tool that you add your free amazon credentials to and can access their data from your home machine.
If a company were to accidentally configure an S3 Bucket to be public, is downloading their data illegal?