News & Comment: 35 million voter records for sale on hacking forum

35 million voter records for sale on hacking forum

Researchers found more than 35 million U.S. voter records for sale on a hacking forum. The records are from 2018 voter registrations in 19 states, including Wisconsin, Texas and Georgia.

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Tim Erlin, VP, product management and strategy at Tripwire:

“Too often the sale of records is the point of discovery for a breach. While we know that voter records have been exposed in the past, the fact that they are hitting the market is important. If criminals can successfully monetize these voter records, it will drive greater interest in further compromises.

“The implication that this data is being refreshed every week is very concerning because it indicates that the compromise might be ongoing.”