Don't panic, Chicago, but 1.8 million of your voters' records leaked from a weak AWS silo

Found on The Register on Thursday, 17 August 2017
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A voting machine supplier for dozens of US states left records on 1.8 million Americans unsecured, in public view for anyone to download, in a misconfigured AWS storage system.

"We have been in steady contact with ES&S to order and review the steps that must be taken, including the investigation of ES&S’s AWS server," said Chicago Election Board chairwoman Marisel Hernandez in a statement.

"We will continue reviewing our contract, policies and practices with ES&S. We are taking steps to make certain this can never happen again.”

It will happen. Again, and again, and again. That's what you get for relying on the cloud.