Dealer Leads, LLC, a digital marketing company for car dealerships, was discovered last month to have exposed an Elastic database that contained 198 million records on prospective automotive buyers.
Publicly accessible information included the plain-text names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses and IP addresses of visitors to numerous websites affiliated with Dealer Leads, cybersecurity news and consulting firm Security Discovery reported today in a blog post.
The 413 GB database, which was not password-protected, also included details on loan and finance inquiries, vehicles offered for sale, and additional information that cybercriminals could have used to penetrate deeper into the Dealer Leads network, including ports pathways and storage info.
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