Voters’ data was left exposed online because of course it was


Sure, our ballot may be secret. But our voter data? Yeah, not so much.

Our most recent reminder of this disconcerting truth: Bob Diachenko, a self-described cybersecurity enthusiast who works for an IT development firm, discovered an online database containing information on thousands of US voters. The apparently misconfigured database, which belonged to a Virginia-based robocalling firm, reportedly included voters’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and political affiliation, along with other personal information.   

And it was all there for the taking. 

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