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Israel's Entire Voter Registry Exposed in Massive Incident

Personal details of nearly 6.5 million Israelis were out in the open after the entire registry was uploaded to an notably insecure app.

Israel's entire voter registry was exposed after the Likud party uploaded a huge file to the Elector voting app, leaving the personal details of nearly 6.5 million Israelis, including prominent individuals and top politicians, open to anyone with a Web browser -- no user ID or password required.

The Elector app has been known to have security issues and other flaws, according to Engadget. While the database configuration was changed roughly a day after the exposure was disclosed, it was open long enough to have allowed significant data leaks. Some officials fear the data could be used for espionage, identity theft, voter intimidation, and other crimes.

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