Unprotected Database Exposes Personal Info of 80 Million American Households

A team of security researchers has claims to have found a publicly-accessible database that exposes information on more than 80 million U.S. households—nearly 65 percent of the total number of American households.

Discovered by VPNMentor’s research team lead by hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, the unsecured database includes 24GB of extremely detailed information about individual homes, including their full names, addresses, ages, and birth dates.

The massive database which is hosted on a Microsoft cloud server also contains coded information noted in “numerical values,” which the researchers believe correlates to homeowners’ gender, marital status, income bracket, status, and dwelling type.

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Source: The Hacker News