A file containing highly sensitive details on a mix of politicians, convicted criminals, citizens with possible terrorist links, companies facing sanctions, organizations convicted of high-profile crimes, and more...was compiled, aggregated and indexed into a single database and left unprotected and publicly available.  

The company claims “This data is entirely derived from publicly available sources. At this time our review suggests this resulted from an authorized third party’s misconfiguration of an AWS server, and the data is no longer available.”

At 4iQ, we are seeing an increasing trend of "publicly available data" packaged and included in data portfolios of underground brokers.