Gop Records Company Left 198 Million People’ Voter Data Unprotected

GOP data firm left 198 million Americans’ voter info unprotectedA Republican data analytics firm left a massive cache of voter information exposed on a publicly accessible server.
During the 2016 election, Deep Root partnered with Data Trust, the Republican National Committee’s designated data firm, to model the 2008 and 2012 electorates.
The database that was exposed online included folders for 2008 and 2012 with 51 spreadsheets each — one for every state plus Washington, D.C., all containing detailed voter information.
The 1.1-terabyte database belonging to Deep Root Analytics contained the names, birth dates, home addresses, phone numbers and registration information of more than 198 million Americans.
UpGuard’s team discovered that the company hosted an additional 24 terabytes of data that was not publicly accessible, including documents related to GOP strategist Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC.

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