Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter
Publisher: The Intercept
Date Written: 19/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21103
Evidence suggests that Republican-linked election databases were inadvertently exposed to the internet, without password protection, potentially violating the privacy of almost every registered voter in the United States.
Excerpt: The leak was discovered by Chris Vickery, an analyst at the U.S. cybersecurity firm UpGuard, who last year discovered an enormous breach of Mexican voter data and in 2015 a 300GB leak of records of 191 million voters. This new incident is more extensive, according the analysis, written by UpGuard:
UpGuards Cyber Risk Team can now confirm that unsecured databases containing the sensitive personal details of over 198 million American voters was left exposed to the internet.