March 15, 2017

"Millions of records from a commercial corporate database have been leaked."

ZD Net: The database, about 52GB in size, contains just under 33.7 million unique email addresses and other contact information from employees of thousands of companies, representing a large portion of the US corporate population. By Zack Whittaker

'Dun and Bradstreet, a business services giant, confirmed that it owns the database, which it acquired as part of a 2015 deal to buy NetProspex for $125 million.

'The purchased database contains dozens of fields, some including personal information such as names, job titles and functions, work email addresses, and phone numbers.

'Other information includes more generic corporate and publicly sourced data, such as believed office location, the number of employees in the business unit, and other descriptions of the kind of industry the company falls into, such as advertising, legal, media and broadcasting, and telecoms.'

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