Unsecured server exposes 4 billion records, 1.2 billion people

Two security
researchers have uncovered four billion records on 1.2 billion people on an
unsecured Elasticsearch server impacting what is estimated to be hundreds of
millions of people.

The data itself
comes from the data aggregator and enrichment companies People Data Labs (PDL)
and OxyData.Io and contains basic personal information, such as names, home and
mobile phone numbers and email addresses and what may be information scraped
from LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media sources, Vinny

  • Over
    1.5 billion unique people, including close to 260 million in the U.S.
  • Over
    1 billion personal email addresses. Work email for 70%+ decision makers in the
    US, UK, and Canada.
  • Over
    420 million LinkedIn URLs.
  • Over
    1 billion Facebook URLs and IDs.
  • 400
    million plus phone numbers with more than 200 million U.S.-based valid cell
    phone numbers.

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