All clear? Server exposure from Illinois vendor with access to driver’s license data raises questions

Tina Sfondeles reports:

A computer server of a vendor with city and state contracts to sell Illinois license plate stickers and Chicago vehicle stickers at currency exchanges was exposed to the Internet in May — although city and state officials insist there was no security breach.

But that’s not enough for one Cook County watchdog, who says officials need to conduct a thorough investigation to determine what exactly was exposed and how the mishap occurred before they can give the all clear sign.

“It sounds like they’re making a guarantee, which always worries me,” Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard said.

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