Brazil’s largest professional association suffers massive data leak

Brazil’s Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) is being accused of exposing millions of personal data records from three of its databases online. FIESP represents about 130 thousand companies and is the largest class entity in the Brazilian industrial sector. The records leaked included names, ID and social security numbers, as well as full addresses, emails and telephone numbers.

Bob Diachenko, a security researcher at white hat hacker ecosystem Hacken Proof, claims to have discovered three databases containing personal records that could be accessed through the Elasticsearch search engine on November 12. The largest data source had 34.8 million entries.

Read more about the massive Brazilian data leak on ZDNet.