Cyber attacks don’t take long to inflict damage, and 12 days give ample opportunity. That’s the amount of time voter data for about 200 million Americans was left unprotected on a spreadsheet in the cloud.

The data in question included proprietary and public information, including addresses,¬†views on issues, and other details that put people’s identities at risk. Worse, it was available for anyone to download, due to a significant security lapse.

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