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UpGuard Director of Cyber Risk Research Chris Vickery discovered an unsecured Amazon S3 database containing profiles of 48 million people created by a data firm, ZDNet reports. LocalBlox used data-scraping tools to create the profiles by mining information found on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Information found in the database included names, physical addresses and employment information. In a report UpGuard published on the leak, the firm informed LocalBlox about the unsecured database in February, with the data firm locking down the information within a matter of hours. Meanwhile, web trackers have been exploiting the "Login with Facebook" feature on third-party sites to gather information.
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