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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.

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A developer working with Tata Consulting Services in Kolkata, India has leaked troves of internal documents to GitHub, the web-based version control repository and Internet hosting service. Financial institutions whose files were leaked had mixed responses, with some ignoring the notice that their internal files were out in the open for competitors or hackers to use.

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NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner was charged Saturday with leaking classified documents to The Intercept detailing Russian cyberattacks against electronic voting equipment and more than 100 election officials. The printer she allegedly used to ferret out the documents gave her away to the FBI.

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