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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The data of 200 million American voters leaked to the Internet


Personal data about the 200 million voters of the United States was in open access in the Internet because of negligence committed by employees of the company Deep Root Analytics, collaborated with the Republican party of the United States.

Photo: Wikipedia, author Matt H. Wade.

According to The Hill, the official representative of Deep Root Analytics Chris Vickery has said that the company has completely admitted his guilt.

“What happened data leakage for us is the largest, in terms of used disk space… We fully acknowledge our responsibility for the situation,” said Vickery, adding that the open access were the information base capacity of 25 terabytes.

With regard to the information, which inadvertently had been left analysts without password protection in the cloud owned by Amazon, got the names and addresses of 198 million US citizens (more than half of the population). Also free were analysis data on the political views of Americans.

Specifies that the data could be anyone who knew about where to look for them. Information is in the public domain in the period from June 1 to June 14.

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