Have you applied for a copy of your birth certificate through a private company in the past 3 years? If so your personal data could be currently available online for anyone to see.
According to TechCrunch, more than 750,000 U.S. birth certificate applications have been found exposed online in an unsecured database. The exposed information which is being held by a company that helps people obtain a copy of their birth certificate had no password and was extremely easy to find.
The exposed data includes the following:
The company is yet to respond to inquiries about the security blunder, and with the data still exposed online, TechCrunch has opted not to name the company in order to protect affected customers.
If you have used a private company to obtain a copy of your birth certificate in the past three years please contact us and we can advise you directly.
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