Critical Infrastructure Security, Privacy

Total DC voter roll potentially compromised in data breach

CyberScoop reports that all voters in Washington may have had their data compromised following a breach at the District of Columbia Board of Elections stemming from a ransomware attack against its third-party hosting provider DataNet, which was confirmed earlier this month. While 600,000 lines of voter records were initially disclosed to have been impacted by the breach, the DCBOE revealed that it was informed by DataNet that a copy of the U.S. capital's entire voter roll was included in the database stolen by hackers. No further information regarding the extent of compromise was provided as DataNet has not been able to determine with complete certainty if and when the database was accessed. Mandiant has already been sought by the DCBOE to look into the incident. "This remains an ongoing and active investigation," said the DCBOE, which urged voters to monitor updates regarding the breach through its social media platforms and its data breach page.

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