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PII of 33,698,126 Americans leaked online
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 07:12:40 PM »
PII of 33,698,126 Americans leaked online
15 March 2017, 5:00 pm



The personal identifying information (PII)—names, email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, employers and job titles—for 33,698,126 Americans has been leaked online.

The data, a 52.2GB CSV file, came from a commercial corporate database. Security researcher Troy Hunt determined that the breach came from NetProspex, a service provided by Dun & Bradstreet, which ironically was named as a 2017 world’s most ethical company.

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