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Republican Data Broker Exposes 198M Voter Records

Republican Data Broker Exposes 198M Voter Records


Detailed voter profiles of 198 million voters were left exposed on an Amazon S3 account by Republican Party-affiliated data broker Deep Root Analytics. The discovery was made by Chris Vickery, cyber risk analyst at security firm UpGuard.

“This was one of the most data rich datasets I’ve ever found,” Vickery told Threatpost. “It’s the kind of information that would allow you to micro-target a campaign and win elections.”

Vickery said more than 1.1 terabytes of data was exposed and was chockfull of sensitive information that includes voter names, addresses, birth dates, religious affiliations, TV viewing habits, stances on political issues such as US energy independence, and views on President Donald Trump’s proposed policies.

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