35 Million Voter Records Stolen
According to Anomali Labs and Intel 471, firms that provide cyber threat services and intelligence; voter records store personal information as well as past vote information so it is quite concerning that over 35 million voter records were stolen. They are now being sold on the dark web in hacker forums.
Voter records include full name, phone numbers, physical addresses, voting history, and other unspecified voting data. Voter list prices range from $150 to $12,500 depending on the state and depending on the number of voter records per database listing and/or other factors, Anomali said.
“I want to make clear that the information posted is publicly available information. We are not suggesting any states have been hacked,” Dan Barahona, Chief Marketing Officer at Anomali, told Fox News.
It is not clear what the buyers tend to do with the voter records but combined with social security numbers or other data it could create very useful identity theft information.
Theoretically it could also be used to alter election outcomes. “Someone attempting to impact elections could use this information to register on behalf of other voters, request mail-in ballots, and vote early as those voters, for example,” stated Anomali’s Barahona.
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