News has broken that 1.2 billion records were found online on an exposed, unsecure single server. While it doesn’t include sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers, it does contain profiles of hundreds of millions of people. This includes home and cell phone numbers associated social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Github, work histories seemingly scraped from LinkedIn, almost 50 million unique phone numbers, and 622 million unique email addresses.
A dark web researcher recently found a trove of data sitting exposed and easily accessible on an unsecured server—about 1.2 billion records in all—containing profiles of hundreds of millions of people that include phone numbers and social media profiles. https://t.co/6VAfAt7SIf
— WIRED (@WIRED) November 22, 2019