Sure, our ballot may be secret. But our voter data? Yeah, not so much.
Our most recent reminder of this disconcerting truth: Bob Diachenko, a self-described cybersecurity enthusiast who works for an IT development firm, discovered an online database containing information on thousands of US voters. The apparently misconfigured database, which belonged to a Virginia-based robocalling firm, reportedly included voters’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and political affiliation, along with other personal information.
And it was all there for the taking.