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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#646 MongoDB configuration error exposed 93 million Mexican voter records
A 132 GB database, containing the personal information on 93.4 million Mexican voters has finally been taken offline. The database sat exposed to the public for at least eight days after its discovery by researcher Chris Vickery, but originally went public in September 2015.

Vickery, who works as a security researcher at Kromtech (the company behind MacKeeper), discovered the MongoDB instance on April 14, but had difficulty tracking down the person or company responsible for placing the voter data on Amazon's AWS. He first reached out to the U.S. State Department, as well as the Mexican Embassy, but had little success.
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