809 million records exposed by email marketing giant

    Date08 Mar 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Data breaches are so common now that your eyes may tend to gloss over the news of yet-another public exposure of personally identifiable information (PII) and customer records.

    Even in such a world, however, sometimes a case which tops many others still enters the public domain -- such as the discovery of a database which has been described as "perhaps the biggest and most comprehensive email database I have ever reported" by the researcher who uncovered the breach.

     According to Bob Diachenko, alongside security researcher Vinny Troia, the 150GB MongoDB instance in question contained four separate collections of data.
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