Democratic Fundraising Firm Leaks Voter Database, Clients, Fundraisers

Rice Consulting, a fundraising company that worked with the Maryland Democratic Party, publicly exposed a vast database of sensitive information via a Buffalo TeraStation NAS which allowed unauthorized access.

The misconfigured Network Attached Storage was found by Hacken's cyber risk security team on October 17, and it was quickly quite evident that the leaked database was leaked online by Rice Consulting, a Democratic fundraising firm.

As detailed on Rice Consulting's website, they work with "the Maryland Democratic Party as well as countless Statewide, General Assembly, County, and local elected officials and candidates."

According to NAS' access logs found by Hacken, the leaked information was accessible since February 22, 2018, which allowed multiple actors from all over the world (e.g., South Korea, Turkey, and Thailand) to connect to the server and access the d... (read more)

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