Thanks to marketing firm Exactis based in Florida, the private data of millions of Americans has been leaked yet again. This new American data leak comprised of 2 terabytes of data that includes phone numbers, home addressees, email addresses, and other highly personal characteristics for every name in the database.
“It seems like this is a database with pretty much every US citizen in it,” says Troia, who is the founder of his own New York-based security company, Night Lion Security. Troia notes that almost every person he’s searched for in the database, he’s found. And when WIRED asked him to find records for a list of 10 specific people in the database, he very quickly found six of them. “I don’t know where the data is coming from, but it’s one of the most comprehensive collections I’ve ever seen,” he says.
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