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Top Story: 2 million voter records exposed during Iowa caucuses

Top Story: 2 million voter records exposed during Iowa caucuses
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The Iowa caucuses happened only days ago, but already the first votes cast for the next president of the United States are rife with controversy. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is accusing Ted Cruz of misleading Ben Carson supporters into voting for Cruz instead.

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders supporters are demanding a recount of his razor-thin loss to Hillary Clinton. Now, it turns out that voter records may have been exposed to hackers during the Iowa caucuses.

Up to 2 million Iowa voters were affected by this data breach. Their mailing addresses, birthdays and political party affiliations were inadvertently viewable online. On the IowaGOP.org website, the tool used to tell voters where to caucus exposed the records of Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

The voter information was viewable from the source code of that tool. The breach also exposed voters' participation, but not favored candidate, in Monday's caucuses.

The problem has since been solved. Plus, the data that was exposed is readily available to political candidates, and everyone else, for a fee. Still, let's see if this controversy drags on like the other ones.

Keep reading Happening Now. We'll let you know if more details about the Iowa data breach are released.

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Source: Fast Company
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