30 Nov ElasticSearch Server Leaks Personal Data of 57 Million Americans
Hacken’s director of cyber risk research Bob Diachenko recently revealed that an unsecured ElasticSearch server had leaked the personal data of around 57 million US citizens.
The server, which was left without a password, had exposed around 73GB worth of personal information for almost 2 weeks.
Diachenko said the server contained a second cached database named “Yellow Pages,” which held an additional 25,917,820 records. The records contained detailed information, such as names, company details, ZIP codes, carrier routes, latitude/longitude coordinates, census tracts, phone numbers, web addresses, email addresses, employees counts, revenue numbers, NAICS codes, SIC codes, and a few other fields.
Diachenko believes that Canadian data firm Data & Leads might be connected to the data. The company had reportedly taken down its website this week after the incident had been reported.