25 January 2021,   15:20
Hackers publish records of 4.9 million Georgian voters

US online media outlet ZDNet reported that voter information for more than 4.9 million Georgians, including deceased citizens, has been published on a hacking forum.

Personal information - full names, home addresses, dates of birth, ID numbers, and mobile phone numbers - were shared online in a 1.04 GB MDB (Microsoft Access database) file, says ZDNet.

The media outlet reports that the leaked data was spotted by Under the Breach, a data breach monitoring and prevention service. 

“The database contained 4,934,863 records but was not kept up to date, as it also included details for millions of deceased voters - as can be seen from the screenshot below”, - wrote ZDNet.

ZDNet says that the user claimed the data originated from voters.cec.gov.ge, a Government portal where Georgians can log in and verify and update their voter registration records.