1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server
Here's the next jumbo data leak, complete with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles.
Info on 1.2 Billion users exposed online. Includes personal info,
So... someone discovered what we used to call... a phone book?
A jumbo data leak—complete with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles includes more than 50 million unique phone numbers and 622 million email addresses. From the perspective of an attacker, that's a lot of information to get you started.
This is important because it highlights: once you give personal data away, even to a trusted company, you really lose control. 1.2 Billion Records.
"[The researcher] thinks it's unlikely that People Data Labs was breached, since it would be simpler to just buy #data from the company. An attacker on a budget could also sign up for a free trial that PDL advertises"
#ethics #privacy #databroker #cybersec
Jose Afonso Furtado
1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server, by Lily Hay Newman