Exactis

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Exactis LLC
IndustryMarketing
Founded2015
Headquarters,
Websitehttp://www.exactis.com/

Exactis LLC is a data broker established in 2015 and based in the U.S state of Florida. The firm reportedly handles business and consumer data in an effort to refine targeted advertising.[3]

Data leak[edit]

Exactis became notable in June 2018, after a discovery by cybersecurity researcher Vinny Troia[4] detailed how the organization made nearly 340 million detailed records about individual people available on a publicly accessible server,[2][5][3] leaving those people at heightened risk of being impersonated, profiled or otherwise exploited through social engineering. The information has reportedly since been protected and removed from the public.[1] However, the leak is notable due to the breadth of data that was exposed, surpassing the Equifax breach which had exposed 145 million customers' personal data the year prior.[6]

Exactis had reportedly accumulated some or all of its information without the knowledge or explicit consent of the data subjects.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Marketing Firm Leaked Database With 340 Million Records". WIRED. June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Exactis said to have exposed 340 million records in massive leak". 28 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b Paul, Kari (June 29, 2018). "What is Exactis—and how could it have leaked the data of nearly every American?". MarketWatch.
  4. ^ "Marketing Firm Leaked Database With 340 Million Records". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  5. ^ "A New Data Leak Reportedly Exposed 230 Million Americans' Personal Information".
  6. ^ Al-Heeti, Abrar (June 28, 2018). "Exactis said to have exposed 340 million records in massive leak". CNET. Retrieved January 22, 2019.