Hmm: Mysterious database on Web collected personal data on 200 million

Hmm: Mysterious database on Web collected personal data on 200 million

[Ed. – Surely there will be some way to narrow down who might have been involved in this.]

Here’s a strange one: CyberNews reported Friday that a Google Cloud database exposed the personal information of roughly 200 million Americans. It’s not clear who owned the database, however, and it appeared to have been wiped on March 3. But that wasn’t actually the end of the saga; things only got weirder from there.

First things first. CyberNews said the database contained 800GB of data in three folders. The first had 200 million records about American individuals, the second had “emergency call logs of a fire department based in the U.S.” and the third had “a list of some of the 74 bike share stations that used to belong to a bike share program.”

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