Details of 200 Million American Voters Exposed by Republican Party Contractor
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 () Personal details of more than 198 million American voters were exposed to hackers due to a misconfigured database operated by a contractor of the US Republican Party. Security company UpGuard discovered that information of nearly 62 percent of the United States population was available to anyone holding the link to the Amazon cloud server where all the data was stored. The company in charge of managing the data is Deep Root Analytics, who used the voter information during the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. UpGuard explains in an in-depth analysis that two other companies are also believed to have contributed to the database, including TargetPoint Consulting and Data Trust, the first of which was involved in the presidential campaign of George W. Bush in 2004. “TargetPoint is a trusted and well-established authority on data operations within conservative political circles, having worked in the pas...
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