Factual – Mar 22, 2017
On Mar 22, 2017 attack happened. A file containing 8M rows of data allegedly sourced from data aggregator Factual was compiled and later exchanged on the premise it was a “breach”. The data contained 2.5M unique email addresses alongside business names, addresses and phone numbers. After consultation with Factual, they advised the data was “publicly available information about businesses and other points of interest that Factual makes available on its website and to customers”. On Dec 24, 2019 only breach discovered.