Data about 57 million people exposed by Elasticsearch servers

A data breach involving Elasticsearch search-engine technology exposed the personal information of nearly 57 million people for at least two weeks, according to report by the cybersecurity organization Hacken.

The breach exposed 73 gigabytes of data as early as Nov. 14, Hacken said, including the names, employers, job titles, emails, addresses, phone numbers and IP addresses of 56,934,021 U.S. residents. There was a separate cache of data titled “Yellow Pages,” the report said, with 25 million records about businesses, including information such as names, company details, zip addresses, latitude/longitude, census tract, phone numbers, web addresses, emails, revenue numbers and more.

Read more about the massive data breach on CyberScoop.