191 Million Voter Registration Records Leaked

On December 28, 2015 news broke that millions of voter registration records had been leaked.  Fortunately, the records have since been secured; however as of yet, no one has taken responsibility.  Forbes reported the following:

Researcher Chris Vickery told FORBES he has his hands on all 300GB of voter data, which includes names, home addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, party affiliations, and logs of whether or not they had voted in primary or general elections. The data appears to date back to 2000. It does not contain financial data or social security numbers.

 

The fact that this kind of information is open to anyone might not alarm at first glance. Much of the data is publicly available across states as campaigners seek to home in on certain demographics. But some charge thousands of dollars for the pleasure. Many also place restrictions on the use of the information for commercial purposes.

 

The database has now been taken down. But thanks to someone’s carelessness, it was free to anyone who could find what Vickery did. That meant anyone in the world could have discovered where a person in the US lives and what political beliefs they may have. If they found the database, scammers and marketing folk alike will likely benefit most.

 

“Our society has never had to confront the idea of all these records, all in one place, being available to anyone in the entire world for any purpose instantly,” Vickery added. “That’s a hard pill to swallow. It crosses the line.”

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6 thoughts on “191 Million Voter Registration Records Leaked

  1. lol yeah sure, you just keep telling yourself that. let's see, how do i explain this….shall i choose the plate of poisoned meat? or should i choose the bowl of poisoned vegetables. either choice you make….they're both poisoned and the same hands are poisoning both dishes. wake up and smell the arsnic mate, because this country isn't the same one everyone knew even a hundred years ago. i give it less than five years before it becomes the ussa, the united socialist states of america.

  2. David Thompson there's no "may be" about it. i AM right…and the true issue here is that unlike most people, i'm smart enough to know not to play russian roulette when all six chambers are loaded. have you no idea how it's ran? the ones who REALLY run the government (and it's not the people btw, surprise surprise) manipulate events so it comes down to two people who they know will do what they want. all that you're so called "patriotic" duty amounts to is picking which one of their two puppets gets put in office. know who wins? the corporations, special interest groups and the wealthy. guess who looses….everyone else. that's going to be more apperent after hillary is ellected.

    sorry to throw my sledge hammer at your false reality, but are you so naeve as to not understand that both parties are controled by the same entity? the two party system was designed to do nothing but keep america divided against itself, keep it arguing and keep it distracted from what's really happening and it's done a damn good job of it. no, i'm not "bitching", as you condiscendingly put it. i'm flat out telling the truth of the matter. you don't agree with that? too bad. all that proves is that you've been taken as a fool by their snow job.

  3. David Thompson i AM right…and the true issue is that ulike most people, i'm smart enough to know not to play russian roulette when all six chambers are loaded. have you no idea how it's ran? the ones who REALLY run the government manipulate events so it comes down to two people who they know will do what they want. all that you're so called "patriotic" duty amounts to is picking which one of their two puppets gets put in office. know who wins? the corporations, special interest groups and the wealthy. guess who looses….everyone else. that's going to be more apperent after hillary is ellected.

    sorry to throw my sledge hammer at your false reality, but are you so naeve as to not understand that both parties are controled by the same entity? the two party system was designed to do nothing but keep america divided against itself, keep it arguing and keep it distracted from what's really happening and it's done a damn good job of it. no, i'm not "bitching", as you condiscendingly put it. i'm flat out telling the truth of the matter. you don't agree with that? too bad. all that proves is that you've been taken as a fool by their snow job.

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