That information included the names of voters, their addresses, birthdates, and national identification numbers, reports Scientific American. The information was publicly available until Friday on Amazon’s servers without the need for any kind of login info to view the electoral database. It was discovered by security researcher Chris Vickery who also identified the data leak of over 190 million U.S. voters in December. Experts say Amazon is not at fault because the exposed data was purposely placed unprotected on their servers in the first place. As to who placed it there, Mexico’s National Electoral Institute is looking into it. All of Mexico’s nine political parties get get a copy of the data, so the investigation will start with them. MG
collectionsInnovation FestivalCurrent Issue
World Changing Ideas
New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine--even an entirely new economic system.
The major tech ecosystems that battle for our attention and dollars.
What’s next for hardware, software, and services.
The brave new world of automation, from AI to drones.
How our urban centers are building toward the future.
Most Creative People
See members of our Most Creative People in Business community: leaders who are shaping the future of business in creative ways.
An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company's distinctive lens.