Leaked DNC Emails Reveal Sensitive Donor Information

Leaked DNC Emails Reveal Sensitive Donor Information

July 25, 2016         Written By John H. Oldshue

On July 22, WikiLeaks published 19,252 emails from Democratic National Committee members. Many of these emails, sent between January 2015 and May 2016, contain donors’ personal information, including credit card, social security, and passport numbers, as well as the donor’s physical and email addresses.

To find this information, one must only visit the WikiLeaks DNC emails website and search for terms such as “contribution,” which will bring up search results including unencrypted, plain-text emails that anyone can read and mine for personal information.

WikiLeaks, which advocates for radical transparency, has previously published the personal information of civilians. Gizmodo reported that Amnesty International and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission have both asked WikiLeaks to remove the names of Afghan civilians from 77,000 classified military documents that it published online.

This latest release is a part of the organization’s “Hillary Leaks” series. Launched in March, this data dump includes more than 30,000 emails from the Presidential candidate’s controversial private email server.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of July 25, 2016. For up-to-date
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