Over 19 Million Californian Voter Records Held for Ransom Again

Phil Muncaster

A database containing the voter records of over 19.5 million Californians was exposed to the public internet before being locked down and held for ransom by cyber-criminals, just months after a similar incident, according to reports.

The information involved is apparently not defined as PII by the state, although it did contain names, addresses, dates-of-birth, political affiliation and other voter details — enough to craft convincing follow-up phishing attempts.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/