Identifying companies with employees targeted by cyberattacks


By providing a commercially-available database of personally-identifiable information (PII), Datafiniti's People Data can be used to protect companies against potential cyberattacks. Let's learn how!

Searching against a known target list

If your company provides cybersecurity protection, you likely have access to lists of known compromised individuals These lists will likely contain name, email, and other identifiers for each person. A list may look like:

Name, Email
Joe Curry, [email protected]
Tina Harris, [email protected]
Luis Fiego, [email protected]

You can take information like this and use it to find matching individuals in our people database. Here's how such a search might look:

  "query": "firstName:Joe AND lastName:Curry AND emails:\"[email protected]\""

If a matching record comes back, it will include the company that currently employs the individual.

"businessName": "bell ideas",

Aggregating data to identify compromised companies

As you match each person and find their current company, you can append the data to your original file:

Name, Email, Company
Joe Curry, [email protected], bell ideas
Tina Harris, [email protected], quickpro
Luis Fiego, [email protected], plymouth university

Once you've done so, you can count up the companies in your updated list to find which companies may be compromised more severely than others.

Example files

Here are example bulk download files of our previous query:


With the knowledge of how to pull records with business-specific categories, you can now generate People Data that can be used to protect companies against potential cyberattacks.