White Hats Beware: US Governor Calls for Investigation Against Journalist Who Properly Reported Data Security Vulnerability

A web app for Missouri’s Department of Education exposed around 100,000 Social Security Numbers when a web user viewed source code on the web page. Reporters notified the state’s Department of Education to fix the issue before publishing a news story. In response, Missouri’s Governor issued stern statements about initiating investigations with prosecutors, drawing ridicule on Twitter as well as other social media platforms and websites.

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