Security researcher Bob Diachenko has found a database that helps companies determine how risky a potential customer or partner can be. Government agencies and banks, for example, use it to determine whether funding should be provided.
Diachenko wrote that the entries were "indexed, marked and searchable". According to TechCrunch the list currently and in the past includes elected officials, sanctioned persons and companies, persons with terrorist affiliations, "persons of special interest" and persons convicted of financial crimes.
Names, addresses, locations, dates of birth, physical descriptions, main languages, relatives, genders and photos, as well as detailed notes on each person or company. All data comes from public sources. However, it is not difficult to imagine what kind of chaos a bad actor can cause if all this information were easily accessible in a single searchable package. It is not clear whether another unauthorized person has found the database as Diachenko.