Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website (ie used 'inspect')


by Columbia Missourian

Columbia Missourian— The newspaper agreed to hold off publishing any story while the department fixed the problem.

Missouri Independent—Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website • Missouri Independent. Missouri's governor promises to seek prosecution of a reporter and news outlet that discovered a privacy flaw in a state website.

Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism—Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website. On Tuesday, a reporter with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alerted the state that Social Security numbers of school teachers and administrators were vulnerable to public exposure due to flaws on a website maintained by Missouri's department of education. The newspaper agreed to hold off publishing any story while the department fixed the problem and protected the private information of teachers around the state. But by Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson was labeling the Post-Dispatch reporter a “hacker"...

Alternet.org—Far-right Missouri governor threatens criminal prosecution of reporter who found 'a serious flaw' in state website. Earlier this week, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notified Missouri's state government that a website maintained by the Missouri Department of Education had a security flaw — one that made the private information of teachers and education administrators, including their Social Security numbers, vulnerable. And the Post-Dispatch agreed to hold off on publishing information about that site's vulnerability while the problem was being addressed. But far-right Missouri Gov. Mike Parson,...