Troia, who owns a New York-based security firm, discovered the breach of almost 340 million individual records stored on a publicly accessible server this month. These included phone numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and other personal characteristics for the names listed, as well as a given person's interests and habits, including the number, age, and gender of a given person's children.
The database did not appear to contain any financial information, Troia said, adding that he contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his discovery. Their records were all publicly available and the database was not behind a Firewall.
Exactis is not a company that I had even heard about until today, but apparently, they have probably heard of me. But a lot of them probably aren't as big as what happened with Exactis, a marketing and data aggregation company.
People who take Facebook quizzes to learn about their own personality traits may have unintentionally let anyone on the internet view their Facebook profiles, according to another independent security researcher. Just because Social Security numbers and credit card information weren't exposed doesn't mean individuals aren't at risk for identity theft, CNET reported.
Because Exactis hasn't confirmed the leak, and the data is reportedly no longer accessible, it's hard to know exactly how many people are affected.
There's no way to know if anyone with malicious intent has accessed the database, but Troia says it would be easy for a hacker to do. In April, an unsecured cloud storage repository that contained sensitive information belonging to personal and business data search service LocalBlox was left exposed to the public not only because of a lack of password protection but also because it was publicly downloadable and configured for access via the Internet.
In response to the news, attorneys filed the first class action lawsuit against Exactis over the alleged breach on Friday. It claims to have an email database of 500 million consumer and 16 million business records. "If anybody was looking for it, they could've found it and grabbed the data".
KitGuru Says: This sort of gross negligence is becoming a big problem and it looks like Exactis abandoned its duty of care when it comes to personal records.
Mr Troia unearthed the database using a search tool called Shodan to probe a popular database called ElasticSearch.
The Equifax data breach of 145.5 million people's data included their Social Security numbers, names, birthdates and addresses.
Venezuela's production has fallen to 1.4 million barrels a day, about a million barrels a day less than it produced two years ago. Prices also have risen with ongoing unrest in Venezuela and fighting in Libya over control of that country's oil infrastructure.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury tweeted that the rise in funds parked in Swiss banks was not surprising. The money need not be from Indian taxpayers either, and can be from non-resident Indians, who are not liable to pay tax in India.
The shrinking availability of finance from worldwide banks could enlarge the disruptions in Iranian oil exports as well. Russian company Lukoil has already confirmed it has put its Iran plans on hold ahead of the sanctions deadline.
Ramos took to Twitter , where he routinely harassed journalists from the newspaper in scores of profanity laced tweets . Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf confirmed five deaths and said several others were gravely hurt.
His favorite pastime is sitting on his porch, where he can be seen waving at honking cars and smoking one of his 12 daily cigars. Richard Overton in March 2017, after a special presentation honouring him as the oldest living American war veteran.
Multiple teams have reportedly made trade offers to the Spurs for Leonard, who can't opt out of his contract until next year. It is possible that James and George will head to Los Angeles as unrestricted free agents.
Special police teams swung into action and scanning CCTV footage available to ascertain whether any outsider committed the crime. Indian police launched an investigation Sunday after a family of 11 was found dead inside their home in New Delhi .
The Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites in the eyes of National Basketball Association experts and Vegas oddsmakers alike. James, 33, would have made $35.6 million in the 2018-19 season had he exercised his option with the Cavs.
One player they that may fit that bill is Jamal Crawford after he opted out of his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. With very little cap space to work with, the Warriors are limited as to who they can acquire in free agency.
This is an obvious indication that he has played his last game for the Clippers and will be on a new team next year. He will never be great in that area, but making himself less of a liability is a positive sign for his future.