If you thought the year for data breaches was over, guess again: the biggest US data breach of the year is now revealed as the voting records for every registered voter are available online.
Whitehat hacker Chris Vickery gained 300GB of voter data, including names, home addresses, phone numbers, date of birth, party affiliations, and details about voting history. After having trouble contacting the party responsible for the breach, he went public with his findings. There are 191 million American citizens registered to vote, and, while the leaked info does not contain financial data or social security numbers, it dates back to 2000.
To confirm the data, Vickery not only [...]