Mo. House Speaker defends attempt to hack into state’s list of concealed weapons permits

Associated Press reports:

The Speaker of the Missouri House says an attempt to access a secure website listing Missouri’s concealed gun permit holders was part of an investigation into whether the state had appropriately shielded the information.

In an interview with The Associated Press, House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, declined Monday to identify the person who tried to access the information last Thursday.  But Jones said it was an appropriate action.

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So wait… when researchers attempt to test the security of systems, they can get prosecuted criminally, but  state legislators can grant themselves permission to attempt to hack a state database and that’s okay?

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