Personal info of at least 7.6 million US voters on Russian dark web: Russian media

David Caplan
August 31, 2020 - 7:32 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The personal information of at least 7.6 million U.S. voters -- including those from Connecticut, Florida, North Carolina, Arkansas and Michigan -- has landed on the Russian dark web, the liberal Russian financial newspaper Kommersant reported Monday

According to the report, one of the forums on the Russian dark web, run by a user named "Gorka9," offers voters' name, date of birth, gender, date of voter registration, address, email address, voter identification number and polling station number. Kommersant said it has confirmed the authenticity of the database.

Some visitors to forums such as this have been able to make money via the U.S. State Department's "Reward for Aid to Justice" program. According to the State Department's website, the program offers "a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of any person who works with or for a foreign government for the purpose of interfering with U.S. elections through certain illegal cyber activities."

One forum user claimed to have received about $4,000 for providing a link to a leaked Connecticut voter database.