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Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:28:01 +0000 (UTC)
From: InfoSec News <alerts@...osecnews.org>
To: isn@...ts.infosecnews.org
Subject: [Newsletter/Marketing] [ISN] 'A Goldmine for Identity Thieves':
 Unprotected Database Puts 65% of American Households At Risk

http://fortune.com/2019/04/29/security-gap-personal-information-breach/

By Chris Morris
Fortune.com
April 29, 2019

A pair of security experts has discovered an online, unprotected database that 
hosts personal data for 80 million American households. And, perhaps even more 
concerning, they’re not sure who it belongs to.

Among the data included on the 24 GB database is people's full names, full 
street addresses, marital status, date of birth, income bracket, home ownership 
status and more. (Information such as income, dwelling type and gender is 
coded.)

Ran Locar and Noam Rotem of VPNMentor discovered the database and say they 
believe it is the first time a breach of this size has included such detailed 
information.

"This open database is a goldmine for identity thieves and other attackers," 
they said.

[...]


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