Chris Vickery, who found his own info in the database said that even if generally voters data are public information, when forming a big volume concentrated in one place it could be valuable to criminals looking for lists of large numbers of targets for a variety of fraud schemes. Vickery said he could not tell whether others had accessed the voter database. He has not been able to identify who controls the database but he is working with U.S. federal authorities to find the owner. The leak was first reported by CSO Online and Databreaches.net. In a statement, NationBuilder Chief Executive Officer Jim Gilliam said the database was not created by the Los Angeles-based company. As of earlier this evening, the database is no longer publicly available.