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Unprotected Database Exposed Details of Over 80 Million U.S. Households

The State of Security

Security researchers found an unprotected database stored on the cloud that contained detailed information of over 80 million U.S. households.

vpnMentor’s Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered the unprotected database hosted on a Microsoft cloud server during the course of a web mapping project. When they peered inside, they found that the asset contained 24 GB of information pertaining to 80 million U.S. households–more than half of the total number of American homes. These details included the number of people living at each household along with each of these individuals’ full names, marital status, income bracket and age.


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