A Republican National Committee database was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days

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Republican National Committee database was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days

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Brian Fung and Craig Timberg

(c) 2017, The Washington Post

A Republican National Committee database of nearly every registered American voter was left vulnerable to theft on a public server for 12 days this month, according to a cybersecurity researcher who found and downloaded the trove of data.

The lapse in security was striking for putting at risk the identities...