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Terrorism database of 2.2 million people leaked, a blacklist used by governments, banks

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    Security researcher Chris Vickery has a knack for finding unprotected databases, but this time it’s an especially explosive discovery as he came across a “terrorism blacklist” which contains the names of 2.2 million “heightened-risk individuals and organizations.”

    Vickery asked Reddit if he should share a copy of the Thomson Reuters World-Check database from mid-2014. He wrote, “This copy has over 2.2 million heightened-risk individuals and organizations in it. The terrorism category is only a small part of the database. Other categories consist of individuals suspected of being related to money laundering, organized crime, bribery, corruption, and other unsavory activities.”

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