On one of the Russian hacker forums, messages appeared with the distribution of databases about American voters from a number of states, including Michigan and Connecticut. They contain from 2 to almost 8 million lines, and the information in them is very detailed. A number of experts see this as preparation for the accusations of Russian hackers of interfering in the presidential elections to be held in the United States in early November 2020.
Gigabytes of personal data in the public domain
A database with information about millions of American voters has appeared on the Russian darknet. According to Kommersant, the distribution of the database is carried out by a user of one of the hacker forums under the pseudonym Gorka9.
The database contains information about 7.6 million residents of the U.S. state of Michigan, by age and other criteria allowed to participate in voting. The database contains information about their first name, last name, gender, email address, date of birth, and residential address. It also contains the identification numbers of voters and the numbers of polling stations to which they are attached.
At the time of publication of the material, the authenticity of the information from the leaked database was confirmed by the specialists of the InfoWatch group of companies. The information in it is relevant for March 2020, writes Kommersant.
Meanwhile, InfoWatch has other information regarding the relevance of the information. According to the company, the leak of this particular database occurred at the end of 2019.