An open Elasticsearch database has again been found this time exposing 24.3 million mortgage and credit reports.

Independent cybersecurity researcher Bob Diachenko said he found the 51GB of optical character recognition recorded pieces data earlier this month using public search engines like Shodan and Censys. The records contained very sensitive PII including Social Security numbers, names, phones, addresses, credit history, and other details which are usually part of a mortgage or credit report.

“This information would be a gold mine for cybercriminals who would have everything they need to steal identities, file false tax returns, get loans or credit cards,” Diachenko wrote.

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