Security Researcher Finds 1.4 Billion Email Account Details Posted

MacKeeper security researcher Chris Vickery revealed on his website that he discovered more than 1.4 billion email accounts — linked directly to other personal information including real names, user IP addresses and physical addresses — collected by notorious spam syndicate River City Media. The massive record of personal information was first discovered in January, Vickery said, when he found a remote backup of the repository online, completely exposed and accessible without even password protection.