HomesecurityAlaska: information of 113.000 voters was exposed due to violation

Alaska: information of 113.000 voters was exposed due to violation

Alaska: One attack carried out in the state voter registration system, resulted in leakage personal data of 113.000 voters, as announced on Thursday Alaska constituency.


The leaked information did not contain financial information, according to the Assistant Attorney General. Cori Mills at a press conference on Thursday, but include dates of birth, driver's license numbers or state identification numbers, the last four digits of social security numbers, names and addresses.

The state cooperates with state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, said the governor Kevin Meyer.

"The flaw has been fixed, the purpose of the illegal access was more to spread propaganda and damage the confidence of the voters," Meyer said.

Meyer was first informed of infringement on October 27 and began working with PCC, the authorities and a forensic investigation company at Internet, to stop the leakage. Residents of Alaska whose personal information has been compromised will receive a letter in the coming days, Meyer said, informing them of what to do and containing information about free services data security.

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The violation was committed by hackers abroad, said Mark Breuning, Alaska Chief Information Security Officer and voter information was tampered with and copied. However, because the investigation has not been completed, Breuning did not comment further attack or the perpetrators.

The data breach did not affect the outcome of the 2020 election, Meyer said. The state election counting system is completely separate from the voter registration system and the attackers could not access the election results, said Gail Fenumiai, director of the polling station.

Many details about the leak remain unclear, the government spokesman said in a statement, such as the exact identity of the hackers or the exact information that was compromised. The state is still investigating and pursuing mitigation policies, the statement said.


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