Data of Nearly 200-Million Voters Leaked Online

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MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 01:  A voter registration sign hangs at the Miami-Dade Election Department on October 1, 2012 in Miami, Florida. With the October ninth deadline for people to register to vote in the upcoming election approaching, the Florida Departmen

Beware! Your personal information may have been leaked along with almost 200-million registered U.S. voters. The info accidentally made its way online, according to UpGuard security firm. The leaked data was gathered by the Republican data firm, Deep Root Analytics, and two other Republican contractors.

Among the pieces of information made available online for over 48-hours were the names, birth dates, addresses, voter registration details and social media posts of voters. According to UpGuard, the data breach was the result of an improperly configured security setting.

The discovery was made by UpGuard cyber risk analyst Chris Vickery, and the information has since been secured. The Republican National Committee said in a statement that further work with Deep Root has been put on hold "pending the conclusion of their investigation into security procedures."

Source: CNN Money


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