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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:17 AM

198 million Americans hit by 'largest ever' voter records leak

This is from June of last year. It floated around for a short time and then disappeared, but if a Republican analytics firm had it in the lead up to the 2016 election, it seems to me that all this info about individual registered voters would almost certainly have been correlated with the Cambridge Analytica data.


Personal data on 198 million voters, including analytics data that suggests who a person is likely to vote for and why, was stored on an unsecured Amazon server.

Zack Whittaker
By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | June 19, 2017 -- 13:00 GMT (06:00 PDT) | Topic: Cloud

A huge trove of voter data, including personal information and voter profiling data on what's thought to be every registered US voter dating back more than a decade, has been found on an exposed and unsecured server, ZDNet has learned.

It's believed to be the largest ever known exposure of voter information to date.

The various databases containing 198 million records on American voters from all political parties were found stored on an open Amazon S3 storage server owned by a Republican data analytics firm, Deep Root Analytics.

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The exposed records include files provided by Data Trust, a data warehouse created by the GOP to serve as its exclusive data provider of voter records. The company sells and supplies voter data to political candidates, who rely on access to the data in order to shape their campaigns.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:32 AM

1. WTF is my voting information part of Amazon's "data base"? First we get a real Congress....

Dump Drumph, dispense with Pence, swear in Pelosi - we get Facebook, google, Amazon, Uber, MS, Apple etc under freaking control and enact laws to protect not just privacy, but personal information specifically. As the owner I want some of the value derived from it.

If you take $1.00 from it, I want half.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:34 AM

2. Trump admin just got rid of our point man in charge

of coordinating what should be our actions to prevent and punish cyber warfare against us.

Which of course have mostly come from domestic enemies trying to take over our democracy from inside, Russia mostly weighing in to augment their attacks so far.

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