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Massive Data Breach Exposes Over 750,000 US Birth Certificate Applications

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More than 752,000 applications for copies of birth certificates were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket managed by an online company that allows users to obtain a copy of their birth and death certificates from U.S. state governments.

The bucket wasn’t protected with a password, allowing anyone who knew the easy-to-guess web address access to the data.

The applications contained the applicant’s name, date-of-birth, current home address, email address, phone number and historical personal information, including past addresses, names of family members and the reason for the application.

Curated from TechCrunch

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