US voter data traded on hacker forums: researchers

Washington (AFP) – A database with information on virtually the entire US voting population has been circulated on hacker forums, opening up the potential for disinformation and scams that could impact the November 3 election, security researchers say.A report released Wednesday by the security firm Trustwave said its researchers “discovered massive databases with detailed information about US voters and consumers offered for sale on several hacker forums.”The databases “include a shocking level of detail about citizens including their political affiliation,” and the sellers claim to have 186 …

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