Missouri vows to prosecute journalist who found security flaw in state website
A Missouri newspaper told the state about a security risk. Now it faces prosecution
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is vowing to prosecute the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after the newspaper says it uncovered security vulnerabilities on a state agency website.
The governor is characterizing the incident as a hacking and said Thursday that the state will investigate it at what could be a $50 million cost to taxpayers.
"Not only are we going to hold this individual accountable, but we will also be holding accountable all those who aided this individual and the media corporation that employs them," Parson said at a news conference.
The backstory is a little complicated, so stick with us. It starts with a website maintained by the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary …
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