One of the biggest data breaches ever

Almost one billion people’s personal data has been breached online by a shadowy marketing company that has since disappeared without a trace. Email addresses from 982 million people were listed in what researchers are calling one of the ‘biggest and most comprehensive email database’ breaches ever. Personal information including names, gender, date of birth, employer, details of social media accounts and even home addresses were listed. Security researchers uncovered the breach in an online database created by that had no privacy protections in place.