Hackers Are Sharing Reams of US Voter Data on the Dark Web

Joseph Cox reports:

Alleged voting records of millions of American citizens have been uploaded to the dark web on a site affiliated with a well-known cybercrime forum. Although the information is not particularly sensitive in its own right, its presence on the site shows that even easily obtainable personal data can be of interest to hackers.

The datasets appear to include voters’ full names, dates of birth, the date they registered to vote, addresses, local school districts, and several other pieces of information. The dumps also include voting records from previous elections and political affiliations. The two largest files are 1.2 GB and 1 GB, respectively, and each contain at least a million entries. The folder containing the files is called “US_Voter_DB,” though Motherboard could not independently verify the contents’ legitimacy.

Read more on Motherboard. This is exactly what I have been blogging about since Chris Vickery first contacted me about the first voter info database he found.

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2 comments to “Hackers Are Sharing Reams of US Voter Data on the Dark Web”

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  1. IA Eng - January 19, 2016

    I am sure there is one big PII database on the darkside somewhere. If entries were lacking info, this surely is one way to fill any blanks.

    • Dissent - January 19, 2016

      I have no doubt that voter lists are incredibly useful to scammers and other criminals.

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