Washington, DC - The Republican National Committee (RNC) leaked American voter data for every US registered voter dating back more than a decade, including individual personal information (name, address, date-of-birth, home addresses, phone numbers) and voter profiling data (ethnicities and religions), data discovered on an exposed and unsecured server at Amazon.
The data exposure provides insights into the inner workings of the Republic National Committee's $100 million data operation for the 2016 Presidential Election.
This is the largest exposure of voter information to date. Various databases containing 198 million American voter records from all political parties were found stored on an open Amazon S3 storage server owned by a Republican data analytics firm, Deep Root Analytics.
Chris Vickery, UpGuard Cyber Risk Analyst discovered the exposed server. A misconfigured database containing the sensitive personal details of over 198 million American voters was left exposed to the Internet by a firm working on behalf of the Republican National Committee in their efforts to elect Donald Trump.
The data, which was stored in a publicly accessible cloud server owned by Republican Deep Root Analytics, included 1.1 terabytes of entirely unsecured personal information compiled by DRA and at least two other Republican contractors, TargetPoint Consulting, Inc. and Data Trust.
IN TOTAL, THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF POTENTIALLY NEAR ALL OF AMERICA'S 200 MILLION REGISTERED VOTERS WAS EXPOSED INCLUDING NAMES, DATES OF BIRTH, HOME ADDRESSES, PHONE NUMBERS AND VOTER REGISTRATION DETAILS, AS WELL AS DATA DESCRIBED AS "MODELED" VOTER ETHNICITIES AND RELIGIONS.
Full information on the UpGuard Discovery - https://www.upguard.com/breaches/the-rnc-files