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[dupe] Exactis Data Breach May Have Leaked Personal Data of Almost Every American Adult (marketwatch.com)
257 points by jaytaylor on June 29, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments

The original source, in case anyone's interested: https://www.wired.com/story/exactis-database-leak-340-millio...

They've left their ElasticSearch instance naked on the internet, which was found by the researcher using Shodan.

Direct link to article: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-new-data-breach-may-have...

(Current address is another site that blockquotes the majority of the article).

Good catch. Changed from https://infiniteprivacy.com/2018/06/exactis-data-breach-may-....

Submitters: we'd appreciate it if you'd check before submitting to make sure an article isn't obviously lifted from some other source. When it is, please submit that source instead. It's the fair thing to do, and also the site rules ask for this: https://news.ycombinator.com/newsguidelines.html.

Edit: actually looks like the original source is a wired.com article that the marketwatch.com article points to. Since there was an earlier submission of that one, we'll merge this thread there.

This is basically a link only article. Here’s the original source: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-new-data-breach-may-have... @mods Can we update the link?

That link is just summarizing this link: https://www.wired.com/story/exactis-database-leak-340-millio...

I wouldn’t call this a link only article. It seems like a nifty little aggregation and summary site.

Title is misleading.

We've also updated the title from “Yikes: Exactis Data Breach Exposes Personal Information on Every American Adult”. Submitters: please don't editorialize like this.


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