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|Posted by: Bear Jul 1 2018, 06:56 PM|
| Tasmanian voters' details, including addresses and emails, stolen in Typeform data breach.
The personal information of thousands of Tasmanians has been leaked, the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) says.
TEC was yesterday told by the Spanish company Typeform that an unknown third party had accessed its servers and downloaded information.
Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner Andrew Hawkey said the electors were those who had applied for express votes at the recent state and Upper House elections.
"We've been informed that it includes the name, date of birth, email address and enrolment address of all the electors that applied for an express vote at the 2018 Legislative Council and state elections," he said.
"We don't have a figure as to exactly how many that is, we think it's probably in the vicinity of 4,000 electors."
The breach was identified by Typeform on Wednesday, and the company found that data collected through five forms on the TEC website had been taken.
Mr Hawkey said those who used express votes should be careful when opening emails from unknown addresses.
"The main risk is it may mean increased phishing emails, so electors should be wary of any unusual emails and should not look to click on any links are provided in emails that are not from people they know," he said.
Doing anything online that involves one's personal details is risky.
Even applying for jobs is not safe.
|Posted by: charka Jul 1 2018, 07:52 PM|
|WTF Why use a Spanish company?|
|Posted by: Flin Jul 2 2018, 07:33 AM|
| I agree with Charka.
Also, why did id this information need to be stored on line when it was intended to be used "in house"by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission?
Just more unaccountable stupidity by our civil servants.
|Posted by: charka Jul 2 2018, 10:39 AM|
|No repercussions just idiot voters|
|Posted by: lee Jul 2 2018, 01:06 PM|
It was cheaper. Cheap or secure- which one to choose?
|Posted by: Bill Jul 2 2018, 03:34 PM|
Probably not Flin - outsourcing rarely happens without the 'approval/insistence' of the political class. Did someone say' finders fee'. ?:
|Posted by: charka Jul 2 2018, 04:20 PM|
|I would love the voters to take a class action What else has gone?|