InShortViral: Network attacks and stealing of personal data has grown a sensation of the Internet age usually.
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]etwork attacks and stealing of personal data has grown a sensation of the Internet age usually. In 2016 the United States will continue presidential elections, candidates are desperate, “election”, but newly, network security experts found a total of 191 million US including a specialized database of voters, was leaked to the Internet, it is unclear how these data theft take or disclosure.
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According to Forbes and other media reports, network security expert, Chris Vickery early December on the Internet found that large-scale voter database. The database did not take any security measures, there still can be seen on the network.
More Than 190 Million US Voters Might Have Leaked Their Personal Informations
In this database, detailed information on each voter’s all been exposed, including Full name, home address, mailing address, ID number federal elections, state election ID number, sex, date of birth, telephone number, date of registration of voters, political party identity , as well as from the history of elections since 2000.
Chris Vickery did not disclose he saw where the voter database, an additional database compiled by the agency which is still unknown. According to reports, a responsible person, and network security and other Chris Vickery website DataBreaches.net to multiple US political data company for confirmation, to see whether this database comes from the other side, but the company so far has not claimed.
The FBI and the US “The Internet Crime Complaint Center,” so far has yet to stand voter data exposure events. If the voter database Chris Vickery disclosure is true, which means the vast majority of American voters information has been leaked. It is reported that the size of 190 million people has exceeded the number of voters is currently active in the United States.
2014, the US Census Bureau statistics that have been registered voters, a total of statistics to 142.2 million people. The exposure of more than 190 million people in this statistic is also less nearly 50 million people.
However, it should be noted that the normal voter death, move interstate and other reasons can lead to voter error statistics appear. American voters have been leaked data on the network, this is not the first time. Early 2015, Georgia data of millions of voters, in the case of an accident is sent to a number of institutions, including magazines party organizations, the media, and an armed people. Allegedly, the leak and a third party outsourcing company related errors.
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For American politicians for election, the voter information of great value, but voters in the United States it has been the lack of rigorous data protection. The laws of some states of the United States, did the voters data as confidential information, in some cases leading to the outside world can obtain these data.
In addition, address, telephone number, and other voter information, looks little value, but once and the rest of the network hackers to steal personal data such as credit card account information in the retail industry, health care industry, personal records cross verification and reconstruction, it will lead to very serious phishing attacks and identity fraud.
Recently, IBM released a 2015 American network security report, which shows the consumer retail industry, the number of stolen information, reduce Jiucheng, hackers interest shifted to another area – personal medical records, medical records stolen number there has been a rocketing growth. But IBM did not specifically mention the change voter information was stolen.