Census Records Leaked in Marketing Firm’s Exposure of 123 Million Households

On the heels of Equifax’s massive breach of American consumer data, researchers have discovered an even richer collection of personal data on 123 million American households left exposed online in an unsecured Amazon Web Services storage bucket.

Researchers at the Upguard Cyber Risk Team discovered the database of marketing and analytics firm Alteryx was configured to allow any AWS ‘Authenticated Users’ — in other words, anyone with an AWS account — to download its stored database. According to researchers, “Exposed within the repository are massive data sets belonging to Alteryx partner Experian, the consumer credit reporting agency, as well as the US Census Bureau, providing data sets from both Experian and the 2010 US Census.”

Read more about the immense data leak on DarkReading.

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