(Updated) 2 Billion Unencrypted Records Leaked In Marketing Data Breach — What To Do Next

Now updated with additional information regarding the actual numbers involved and who else got to the data before the researchers

I woke up this morning to discover, yet again, that I was one of a stupidly large number of people whose personal data had been leaked in the latest mega breach. Troy Hunt’s ‘have i been pwned?’service informed me that 763,117,241 people have had their records leaked by Verifications IO: including verified emails, phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram account details, credit scoring and even mortgage data such as amount owing and interest rates being charged. Which wasn’t the best news to receive first thing on a Sunday morning. But then things got even worse, a lot worse.

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