The data of millions of American voters are published on the darknet.

Forum users have already found a way to monetize information about American voters.

Firstly, on one of the Russian hacker forums, a user using the pseudonym Gorka9 published the databases of. Millions of voters in the states of Michigan, Connecticut, Arkansas, Florida and North Carolina, the Kommersant newspaper reported.

Also, Michigan’s database contains records of 7.6 million voters, including information on names, dates of birth. Gender, registration dates, home addresses, zip codes, email, voter ID numbers, and polling station numbers. As noted by Gorka9, the data is current for March 2020.

Gorka9 also provided access to data for residents of Connecticut, Arkansas, Florida and North Carolina. Each archive contained between 2 million and 6 million voter records.

Although, Forum users have already found a way to monetize information about American voters that does not require any specialized skills. To do this, it is proposed to use the US Department of State Rewards for Justice program (“Rewards for Justice”). According to one of the forum participants, within its framework he managed to receive. A financial reward of about $ 4 thousand for a link to the leaked Connecticut voter base.

Finally, On August 5, the U.S. Department of State announced an award of up to $ 10 million for information that will help. Identify individuals trying to influence the election results in the interests. Of a foreign government through “illegal cyber activity”. The award was announced three months before the US presidential election scheduled for November 3.

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