An Email Marketing Company Left 809 Million Records Exposed Online
Once again, an unsecured database has exposed sensitive data on millions of people and companies This time, “email validation” firm Verifications.io failed to properly secure a MongoDB database containing 809 million marketing-related records.
The data included 763 unique email addresses, as well as names, gender, birth dates, phone numbers, physical addresses, social media accounts and certain financial information. In addition, the leaky server was used to store information on businesses, such as the company name, website and revenue figures. The company responsible for the leak is somewhat shady itself, as it specializes in validating mailing lists by sending spam messages to email accounts.