Personal Privacy

Newly Exposed Database Holds Private Data of 80 Million Americans, and No One Knows Where It’s From

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Researchers found an unguarded database hosted on a Microsoft server that holds sensitive data for more than 80 million US households (over half of the 128 million in the US), but doesn’t have a clear owner.

The data includes full names, addresses and locations, as well as coded content like gender, income, dwelling type, homeowner status and marital status.

Everyone in the database is over 40, and the presences of “member_code” and “score” in each entry suggests this is for a service.

The emphasis on household info and residences suggests that the database might belong to a home-oriented company.

Curated from Engadget

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