Funding Circle Error Exposes 6,000 SSNs Of American Clients
Thomas Fox-Brewster reports that Kromtech Security Research Center has been pretty busy this week:
An upcoming London-based business loans provider, Funding Circle, left a database containing 6,000 social security numbers of American clients exposed to anyone on the internet, it emerged Wednesday.
The company, which has helped companies bypass banks to borrow more than $1.5 billion from its peer-to-peer investor network since its founding in 2010, also admitted a misconfigured Amazon Web Services database exposed more than 13 million marketing email addresses for individuals, businesses and government organizations in the U.S., as well as more than 45,000 notes summarizing conversations with customers and partners.
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