Watchdog: Glitch exposes 1.3M voters' info to hackers
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| CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The city is investigating a
| security glitch in its elections Web site that hackers
| could have used to swipe Social Security numbers and
| the personal information of about 1.3 million voters,
| officials said
Admittedly, Sun Solaris is being replaced.
That said, data/identity theft (e.g. university server in the hands of
crackers for over a year) is the effect of mission-critical systems (or
ones that hold sensitive information) getting hijacked. Acquisition and
maintenance costs aside...