US property and demographic database of 200 million records leaked on the web

Paul Bischoff reports:

An exposed online database consisting of some 200 million records included a wide range of sensitive personal and demographic data about residents and their properties. Homeowners were identified as well as info about their credit ratings, net worth, and income, among other details. At this time we have not been able to determine who owns the database, which was hosted on an exposed Google Cloud server.

The Comparitech security research team led by Bob Diachenko discovered the database and immediately took steps to identify the owner. Upon failing to discover the owner’s identity, Diachenko alerted Google. More than a month later with no response, the exposed server was finally taken offline

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