Data Enrichment Exposure From Pdl Customer – Oct 16, 2019
On Oct 16, 2019 attack happened. A security researchers Vinny Troia and Bob Diachenko identified an unprotected Elasticsearch server holding 1.2 billion records of personal data. The exposed data included an index indicating it was sourced from data enrichment company People Data Labs (PDL) and contained 622 million unique email addresses. The server was not owned by PDL and its believed a customer failed to properly secure the database. Exposed information included email addresses, phone numbers, social media profiles and job history data. On Nov 22, 2019 only breach discovered.