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On the website of the election application promoted by the Prime Minister and his Likud party, a serious mistake that led to the disclosure of personal data of 6.5 million Israeli voters.
The Elector website does not protect the voter register in any way, containing full names, addresses, ID numbers and mobile phones.
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Verizon Media, an Israeli privacy agency, reported the incident, discovering an enormous amount of insecure data during an Elector security audit.
Experts say that to access datano hacking skills are required, and it is still unknown who could download the registry. An analysis of the application source code showed that no authentication was required for access, and that site administrator passwords could be obtained by a simple right-click. After publishing the incident in local media, the development company hastened to state that the error had been fixed.
The release of the Israeli voter database can have serious consequences. A complete register of private information of individuals can be used for various criminal purposes.