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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:30 PM

Data firm tied to Democrats acknowledges Alaska voter data was exposed online

Private information on 600,000 Alaska voters was exposed on the internet, though the data firm TargetSmart said it was only accessed by the security researcher who identified the data breach.

TargetSmart, which works with the Alaska Democratic Party, said in a statement that it had given another company, Minnesota-based Equals3, access to the voter data, which was then "inadvertently exposed."

The exposed data, which was taken offline Monday, includes some sensitive personal information like birth dates, household income, marital status and ethnic identity, according to the technology website ZDNet.

TargetSmart didn't say how long the data was exposed on the internet, only that it was "for a time." It asserted that the file was never improperly accessed.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/09/14/data-firm-tied-to-democrats-acknowledges-alaska-voter-data-was-exposed-online/

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