Democratic Senate campaign group exposed 6.2 million Americans’ emails
An unprotected Amazon S3 storage bucket has exosed the email addresses of 6.2 million Americans, Security researchers with UpGuard discovered in late July. The researchers identified the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) as the owner of the leaky storage bucket. The DSCC, an organization working to help Democratic candidates get elected to the US Senate, fixed the issue within hours after being notified by UpGuard.
The leaked email addresses were stored a spreadsheet uploaded in 2010. UpGuard believes the email adresses may belong to people “who had opted out or should otherwise be excluded” from DSCC marketing campaigns.