Hackers Gain Access to Voter Data, Hacking Tools to Subvert Elections
By Surangama Guha Roy

The dark net is one dark domain, where some of the most dark deeds in the world are committed every moment of the day. From guns and drugs to botnets and ransomware, some of the most inhuman, and of course illegal, activities get carried out in this space. It is no wonder then that hacking tools and voter information can also be traded, courtesy the dark net.

In the event of a major company being breached, the hackers can gain access to all the personal information, including address, voter registration number and Social Security Number of the employees and customers. This information can then be sold on the dark net. Voter information, which includes voting history, partisan preferences, is, in fact, particularly cheap. In 2017, an anonymous hacker sold over 40 million voter registration records from at least nine states. Copies of the Arkansas and Ohio databases were traded for just $2 each. This year, a substantial number voter records from a robocall firm were leaked onto the dark web. Recently, it has surfaced that hackers have the ability to sneak their way into electoral machines to subvert elections.

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