Daniel Sinclair @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China. Nov. 22, 2019 1 min read

1.2 billion records leaked from a public-Internet database without a password. This industry is a joke. It's time to burn down the data aggregators.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-22/a-billion-people-s-data-left-unprotected-on-google-cloud-server 

More information here:  https://www.troyhunt.com/data-enrichment-people-data-labs-and-another-622m-email-addresses/ 

Thanks @PeopleDataLabs

It's untold how much easier sophisticated phishing campaigns are becoming as each of these data aggregators & cleaners fall one by one. They will know so much more about you than ever before. 2019's rise of sim-swapping is the tip of the iceberg. We're in for a nightmare.


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