The Thomson Reuters terrorist database World-Check used by banks and intelligence agencies worldwide was leaked online, 2.2 million records exposed.
There is a terrorist database used by banks and intelligence agencies worldwide, it is called World-Check and unfortunately, it was leaked online.
The leaked database is dated back 2014 and contains some 2.2 million records. The Thomson Reuters database was criticized because is includes names of people and organizations that are mistakenly considered terrorists.
The information included in the World-Check database are used by 49 of the world’s 50 largest banks and by 300 government and intelligence agencies to identify potential terrorists and adopt necessary measured to block their activities.
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