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App Defect in Voting App Exposed Data of 6.5 Million Registered Voters

A defect in an app called Elector, used by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud celebration, exposed data of all 6.5 million registered voters of the nation. A report by Israeli outlet Haaretz printed on Sunday recommended the data included private details of voters such as full names, addresses, and identity card numbers.

The report noted the app was used to speak with voters, and it was doable to view and obtain all data with none particular technical requirement or hack. The link to the database was available within the source code of the home page of the Elector app’s website.

The source code even included usernames and passwords of administrators of the database.

According to the New York Times, the app maker has now fixed the bug and said it the mishap was a “one-off incident that was immediately dealt with.”

This is the most significant data leak in Israel since 2006 when a person contracted with the Welfare Ministry leaked a database with data of over 9 million people.

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