According to sources, D.C. Board of Elections (a Government organization in District of Columbia) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-10-07.

Hackers access voter information in DC Board of Elections data breach

“The D.C. Board of Elections announced Friday that in a data breach, hackers were able to access thousands of D.C. residents’ voter records. “

“In a release, DCBOE said it became aware a hacking group known as RansomVC got access to 600,000 lines of U.S. voter data on Thursday. DCBOE, alongside its “data security and federal government partners,” are now investigating the breach. “

“The board said it discovered a breach through its website and its hosting provider DataNet, and has since taken down its website as a precaution, which now displays a message saying “Website Under Maintenance.” “

DC Board of Elections breach may include entire voter roll

“Abreach of Washington, D.C. voter data may have been broader than initially understood and may have included the entire voter roll, the District of Columbia Board of Elections said in a statement Friday. “

“The board first learned of the breach after voter data was offered for a sale in an online forum earlier this month. Initially, the board believed the affected data amounted to 600,000 lines, but in a call with its hosting provider on Friday learned that the breached database included a copy of the full voter roll. “

“It is unclear whether the attacker was able to exfiltrate the full voter roll containing data such as voters’ social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, phone numbers and more. According to the board, DataNet reported that it “could not pinpoint if or when this file may have been accessed or how many, if any, voter records were accessed.” “

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