“I’m Chris Vickery. I know your phone number, address, date of birth, and more (if you’re registered to vote in the US).
I have recently downloaded voter registration records for 191 million Americans from a leaky database. I believe this is every registered voter in the entire country. To be very clear, this was not a hack.
The mysterious, insecure database is currently configured for public access. No password or other authentication is required at all. Anyone with an internet connection can grab all 300+ gigabytes.
We’re talking about first name, middle name, last name, home address, mailing address, phone number, date of birth, party affiliation, and logs of whether or not you voted in primary/general elections all the way back to 2000. I looked myself up in the Texas table. It’s accurate.
It is not known whether or not ‘high risk professionals’ are included in this database. However, I have looked up several police officers in my city, and their data is indeed present.
I’ve been working with journalists and authorities for over a week to get this database shut down or secured. No luck so far.
Check out the initial coverage here: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3018592/security/database-configuration-issues-expose-191-million-voter-records.html”
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