Info on 80 million American households found in open database

A cybersecurity research team has found an unidentified open
database containing 24GB of records detailing information on 80 million
American households.

VPNMentor’s research team of Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found the database hosted on a Microsoft cloud server containing extremely detailed information about individual homes ranging from the owners name, address, age, map coordinates and birthdates. Other information included, but noted in a numerical code, is gender, marital status, income, homeowner status and dwelling type.

One vital piece of information that would enable Rotem and Locar to rectify the problem has not been uncovered.

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