It's Being Called The Data Breach Of The Century

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According to a report, a company in Florida that you have probably never heard of may have exposed personal data of nearly every American adult, according to a new report.

A report from WIRED, on Weds said Exactis, based in Palm Coast, Florida exposed a database containing almost 2 terabytes of data, containing almost 340 million individual records, on a public server. Exactis, is a marketing and data-aggregation company.  

“It seems like this is a database with pretty much every U.S. citizen in it,” security researcher Vinny Troia, who found the breach in early June.  

While the database apparently does not include credit-card numbers or Social Security numbers, it does show phone numbers, email and  addresses along with 400 personal characteristics, like whether you smoker, if you own a dog or cat, what your religion is and many personal interests.

An identity thief’s dream!

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