News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Alaska Division of Elections

Exploit: Hacking
Alaska Division of Elections: State Agency 

Risk to Small Business: 2.336 = Severe

An election-time data breach involving voter registration information was recently disclosed in Alaska. State and federal officials say that the election process was not impacted, but voter data was obtained for more than 100K Alaskan voters. Officials suspect nation-state hackers may be involved.

Individual Risk: 2.114 = Severe

The database snatched included some PII like birth dates, driver’s license or state identification numbers, the last four digits of social security numbers, full legal names, party affiliation, and official mailing addresses.

Customers Impacted: 113,000 voters

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Nation-state hacking is an especially serious problem for government agencies and infrastructure targets. Adding extra security with MFA and similar tools helps combat this risk.