885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

Several million records said to include bank account details, Social Security digits, wire transactions, and other mortgage paperwork, were found publicly accessible on the server of a major U.S. financial service company.

More than 885 million records in total were reportedly exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The data was taken offline on Friday.

Ben Shoval, a real-estate developer, reportedly discovered the files online and notified security reporter Brian Krebs. Krebs said that he contacted the server’s owner, First American Corporation, prior to reporting the incident.

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