Unprotected MongoDB database found containing over 188m personal data records

July 09, 2019 — A large number of personal data records found in the unprotected MongoDB database contained detailed information ranging from people’s names, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, religion, and political affiliations sourced from Pipl.com and LexisNexis. Exposed personal data records could help hackers in carrying out identity fraud says Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security.

“Data in the wrong hands can have a huge impact on consumers. The type of data exposed in this breach can be combined with other user data from other breaches and social media, to build a complete profile. In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cybercriminals and used for myriad criminal activities, both on the Internet and in the physical world.”
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