Marketing firm accidentally exposes 340 million records online

June 29, 2018

On Wednesday, a security researcher named Vinny Troia said he stumbled on a massive database containing the detailed records of 340 million people --all of which was mistakenly made available online. "It seems like this is a database with pretty much every U.S. citizen in it," Troia told the magazine. "I don’t know where the data is coming from, but it’s one of the most comprehensive collections I’ve ever seen.  I looked up a bunch of my friends and the data was all pretty accurate," Troia said, adding: "This is more information that other people can use to create scams or do fraudulent activities."