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Unsecured DB Exposes 2 Billion Records Containing Emails, Phone Numbers
MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

A marketing company called Verification.io has exposed over two billion records containing email addresses, phone numbers and business leads when its Mongo database was left unsecured without a password. Verification.io performs email verification service for corporations to improve their email marketing campaign. The exposed database, with 196GB of data, can be used for phishing emails, business email scams and telesales frauds. Verification.io has taken the database offline and clarified that the exposed data are public information and do not contain any customer data.

References:
[1] Over Two Billion Records Exposed by Email Validation Company
[2] 800+ Million Emails Leaked Online by Email Verification Service

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