In yet another massive consumer data breach, Forbes has announced that the personal information of more than 123 million people may have been compromised on an Amazon Web Services storage bucket. This database belonged to Experian, a major consumer credit reporting agency whose business model mirrors the recently-breached, Equifax. Frightening details have emerged that more 248 fields of personally identifiable information could be retrieved by anyone with an Amazon account and the URL. According to the reports, it appears that the party responsible for leaving the database open was marketing analytics company, Alteryx, who had purchased the information from Experian, as part of a dataset called ConsumerView.
Virtually every American household was vulnerable in this breach. If you are concerned that your information was exposed as we head into 2018, here are 8 Tips for Data Breach Victims from the experts at IdentityForce.