Nearly 200 million US voter records leaked

Personal details of American voters were stored on an unsecured and exposed server.

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Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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Watch this: Massive trove of exposed US voter information found

Databases containing 198 million records on American voters were found stored on an exposed and unsecured server, ZDNet reported Monday.

The voter data includes personal information and voter profiling data on what's thought to be every registered voter in the US going back more than a decade.

The data, stored on an Amazon Web Services server, is owned by a Republican data analytics firm, Deep Root Analytics and was uncovered by UpGuard cyber risk analyst Chris Vickery.