Alleged exposure of millions of Americans’ home addresses


Leaked Data from National Public Data: Americans’ Personal Records at Risk

A massive data leak is looming as attackers plan to release billions of personal records on millions of Americans stolen from a background check and person lookup company. The data, taken from National Public Data, contains sensitive information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and even details on deceased relatives.

According to Vx-underground, the attackers provided a massive data sample to the anonymous threat analyst group, weighing over 277GB. This data includes information on individuals who have not opted out of data services. The stolen database, which was advertised earlier this year, contains a staggering 2.9 billion records.

While the attackers initially sought to sell the database for millions, they have now decided to leak it for free. If confirmed, this data breach would be one of the largest ever recorded. The leaked information could potentially be used for identity theft, phishing schemes, or even physical harm, as attackers could target individuals for financial gain or harassment.

Researchers warn that the leaked data could lead to a wide range of malicious activities, including impersonation of family members and attempts at robbery or stalking. The potential consequences of this data leak are severe, and Americans are advised to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect their personal information. The Cybernews team continues to investigate this developing story and will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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