In recent times, all data breaches that are taking place are finding its way to the principal black market known as ‘Dark Web’. One can easily find any kind of data that they are looking for here. It is now learnt that a hacker is trying to sell a database that supposedly contains registration records for voters in all 50 US states, Tech Insider reported. A seller using the pseudonym of ‘DataDirect’ is offering US voters’ registration records on the dark net marketplace “The Real Deal.” The Real Deal, a popular site many cyber criminals use for buying and selling everything from illegal drugs to zero-day software exploits. The seller is offering US voters’ records for each state at 0.5 BTC (around USD 340). The seller is also ready to offer the records at a “bulk rate” of 12 Bitcoin, or about $7,800. “US voter registration records. Selling the DB on a State-by-State basis. 0.5 BTC per state (you must tell me which State you want. Some people think it’s unfair to make each State cost the same amount because some States are much bigger than others. I think it’s just easier this way.” states the item description.
Currently, it is difficult to say if the offered data is legit but the same seller is also offering Thomson Reuters World-Check terrorist database on the same Dark Net Marketplace ”The Real Deal”.
The listing includes supposed screenshots of the databases, which are .json files, with file names of apparent states, such as fl.json for Florida and az.json for Arizona. Another screenshot appears to have voters’ information, which includes full name, date of birth, address, phone number, political party, date they registered to vote, state voter ID number and whether they voted in the general or primary elections for a given year going back to the year 2000.
However, there were no Social Security numbers present in the data viewed by Tech Insider.