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Sensitive data on 198 million US voters exposed online

June 20, 2017


For at least two whole weeks, a database containing information on 198 million potential US voters – more than half of the American population – lay exposed on the internet, accessible to anyone who stumbled upon it while looking for unsecured assets.

Who’s data is it, and who left this data exposed?

All in all, between June 1 and June 14, some 25 terabytes of data was exposed, and of these 1.1 terabytes were available for download.

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