Report: Unknown Data Breach Exposes 80 Million US Households
vpnMentor’s research team discovered a hack affecting 80 million American households.
Known hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered an unprotected database impacting up to 65% of US households.
Hosted by a Microsoft cloud server, the 24 GB database includes the number of people living in each household with their full names, their marital status, income bracket, age, and more.[…]
The database seems to itemize households rather than individuals. It includes:
- Full addresses, including street addresses, cities, counties, states, and zip codes
- Exact longitude and latitude
- Full names, including first, last, and middle initial
- Date of birth
Some information is included but coded (given what we assume to be an internally-assigned numerical value). This includes:
- Marital status
- Homeowner status
- Dwelling type
The only real hint that this database belongs to some kind of service is that “member_code” and “score” each appear in every entry.
Read more on VPNMentor. They are trying to figure out who owns the database so they can notify them.