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Missouri Refers Coordinated Bug Disclosure to Prosecutors

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Oct
2021
Missouri Refers Coordinated Bug Disclosure to Prosecutors

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A newspaper reporter in Missouri who responsibly reported the exposure of Social Security numbers on a state government website has been accused of malicious hacking by the state’s governor.

Gov. Michael L. Parson tweeted that the person, who works for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, gained access to the data by decoding the HTML source code through a web browser. Parson’s tweet thread drew widespread derision for its technical awkwardness and mischaracterizations.

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