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    Nearly 200 Million US Voter Records Exposed

    It might be the worst breach ever. But this one was accidental: Some 198 million voter records were left unsecured by a Republican National Committee-contracted marketing firm. Stored on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server, the data reportedly includes names, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers and political profiles on possibly every registered U.S. voter going back more than a decade. Security experts noted that a misconfigured server was to blame for leaving the data vulnerable, demonstrating that amid rising foreign cyberassault fears, the worst injuries can be self-inflicted.

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