Wednesday, June 29, 2016

World-Check Terrorism Database Has Been Leaked Online

Pictured: A small example of the data stored on the World-Check database, with personal information removed. Screenshot/Thomson Reuters Report

BBC: World-Check terrorism database exposed online

A financial crime database used by banks has been "leaked" on to the net.

World-Check Risk Screening contains details about people and organisations suspected of being involved in terrorism, organised crime and money laundering, among other offences.

Access is supposed to be restricted under European privacy laws.

The database's creator, Thomson Reuters, has confirmed an unnamed third-party exposed an "out of date" version online.

But it says the material has since been removed.

Security researcher Chris Vickery said he discovered the leak. He notified the Register, which reported that it contained more than two million records and was two years old.

Read more ....

Update #1: Controversial banking blacklist exposing millions of suspected terrorists leaks online (IBTimes)
Update #2: Global ‘terror’ database leak reveals 2.2mn people tracked by spy agencies (RT)

WNU Editor: There are 2.2 million records in this database .... and it wields a lot of power and influence .... VICE News Reveals the Terrorism Blacklist Secretly Wielding Power Over the Lives of Millions (VICE News)

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