(The Register) The terrorist database used by global banks and intelligence agencies World-Check has reportedly leaked online.
The mid-2014 version of the database contains some 2.2 million records and is used by 49 of the world's 50 largest banks, along with 300 government and intelligence agencies.
The Thomson Reuters database is accused of falsely designating citizens and organisations as terrorists. Banks have used this data in whole or in part to shutter accounts, effectively locking people out of vast swathes of the global banking system.
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Established security researcher Chris Vickery found the database and told The Register it is still exposed online after he disclosed its location to Thomson Reuters.