Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter

Biddle, Sam

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:

UpGuard’s 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.
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