[Nov 1, 2018]
Over 80 million US voters’ records have been found on the dark web, listed for sale, just ahead of the US midterm elections. The data belongs to individuals residing in 20 different states.
The compromised data includes voters’ IDs, full names, current and previous addresses, phone numbers and citizenship status.
Political entities could likely use the information to influence the result of US midterm elections.
Researchers at cybersecurity company Carbon Black found that cybercriminals had somehow managed to steal the records of 81,534, 624 voters and are now selling them on the dark web, BleepingComputer reported.
Experts suggested that political entities could use the information to influence the results of the upcoming election. They could use these details to send political campaign ads and messages to targeted audiences.
This is not the first time that researchers have discovered voters’ data on the dark web. Earlier in October, a high profile dark web vendor was found offering information of 35 million voters for a price ranging between $150 to $12,500.