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Personal Data of 1.2 Billion People Exposed in Massive Breach, Including Info from Facebook, LinkedIn

The Infinite Brief
Researchers have discovered a wide-open Elasticsearch server containing an unprecedented 4 billion user accounts spanning more than 4 terabytes of data.

A total count of unique people across all data sets reached more than 1.2 billion people, making this one of the largest data leaks from a single source organization in history.

No password or authentication of any kind was needed to access or download all of the data.

The majority of the data spanned 4 separate data indexes, labeled “PDL” and “OXY”, with information on roughly 1 billion people per index.

Curated from DataViper

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