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Data Leakage at Dun & Bradstreet

A Dun & Bradstreet database, originating from the NetProspex acquisition, containing approximately 33 million unique email addresses and other contact information from employees of thousands of companies, has been leaked online.

Troy Hunt, who runs breach notification site Have I Been Pwned, obtained the database and analyzed the records. In a blog post Tuesday, Hunt said the breakdown was entirely US-focused. California was the most represented demographic, with over four million records, followed by New York with 2.7 million records and Texas with 2.6 million records.  The data is now searchable in Have I Been Pwned.

According to ZDnet Dun & Bradstreet commented on the data leak: “We’ve carefully evaluated the information that was shared with us and it is of a type and in a format that we deliver to customers every day. Based on our analysis, it was not accessed or exposed through a Dun & Bradstreet system.

Source: Press Commentaries

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