The personal information of nearly 600,000 voters in Alaska has been exposed online do to an unsecured CouchDB database. Security researchers at the Kromtech Security Research Center discovered the database of about 593,000 voters was accidentally configured for public access without password protection, potentially allowing anyone with a web browser to access and view the sensitive information. The exposed records contained the sensitive and personally identifiable information of prospective voters including names, addresses, dates of birth, ethnicity, marital status and voting preferences, ZDNet reports. They also contained particularly personal data such as household income, the age range of an individual’s children, whether the person is a homeowner and issues that the voter can be lobbied on such as climate change, gun control and tax reforms.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times UK