June 29, 2016
A massive database of terrorists and “heightened-risk individuals and entities” containing more than 2.2 Million records has reportedly leaked online.
Researcher Chris Vickery claimed on Reddit that he had managed to obtain a copy of 2014 version of the World-Check confidential database, which is being used by banks, governments, and intelligence agencies worldwide to scope out risks including suspected terrorists.
The leaked database contains more than 2.2 Million records of people with suspected terrorist, organized crime, money laundering, bribery, corruption links, and “other unsavory activities.”
According to Thomson Reuters, who run World-Check, its service is used by 4,500 institutions, including 49 of the world’s 50 largest banks, more than 300 government and intelligence agencies, and law firms.