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Hackers discover 650,000 voter records on voting machine sold on eBay

Author: David Gilmour / Source: The Daily Dot

Photo via Joseph Sohm/ (Licensed) Remix by Jason Reed

A polling machine sold on eBay and purchased for use at the DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas has been found to contain the personal information of over 650,000 voters.

Organizers purchased what they believed to be a decommissioned machine, an ExpressPoll-5000, for use at the DEF CON Voting Village, where hackers tested the security of voting machines (with frightening results). Rather than a blank machine, with all sensitive information wiped from its memory, hackers discovered the personal data of hundreds of thousands of voters from Shelby County in Tennessee.

According to Gizmodo, whose reporter viewed some of the records, the information included name, address, birth date as well as political party…

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