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1.37 Billion Records Exposed by Spammers - Update
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 07:08:01 PM »
1.37 Billion Records Exposed by Spammers - Update
6 March 2017, 4:13 pm

Nearly 1.4 billion user records were leaked by a company run by known spammers after said company unknowingly leaked a series of files full of sensitive information about its operations. 

River City Media (RCM), claims to be a legitimate marketing firm but is actually known to be one of the largest spammers out there, featuring on Spamhaus' Register of Known Spam Operations. 

The entire operation was discovered by Chris Vickery, MacKeeper researcher, who actually teased the big news on Twitter a few days ago, making the world wonder just who the target was going to be and who messed up this time, with speculations going from Facebook to WeChat, to YouTube and more. 

The situation, however, is a bit more different this time. The leaked data comes from an Rsync backup belonging to River City Media which was left unattended. The collection of information was analyzed by Vickery in col... (read more)

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