Data of more than a billion users of social networks in the world leaked to the network


US cybersecurity expert Vinnie Troy discovered a database with information on 1.2 billion social network users. This was reported by Wired.

According to him, the file was stored in the cloud service Google Cloud. He could not find out exactly who downloaded it. At the same time, the database itself did not contain important information such as passwords, bank card numbers or security codes.

Troya said that information was collected there from user profiles of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the service for the placement and development of GitHub IT projects.

As a result, their home and cell phones (about 50 million numbers), records from employment history and email addresses remained on the Internet. File names indicate that most of the information belonged to the American company People Data Labs, reports.