So it seems that it's not only Democrats who have trouble keeping their digital information secure online. An extensive Republican database of information about 198 million Americans was obtained by a security researcher, who found it on an Amazon server, with not even a single password protecting it. The data included home addresses, birth dates and phone numbers of voters from both parties. It was discovered by Chris Vickery, a cyber-risk analyst with the firm UpGuard . The data was compiled by Deep Root Analytics, which advises campaigns on political TV advertising and was contracted by the Republican National Committee. In a statement to NPR, Deep Root said since being made aware of the data breach, it has updated the access settings and put...
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Firm Contracted By RNC Left Millions Of Voter Files Unsecured Online