A system processing a million a day in child support payments was infected with a trojan horse, and now the Nebraska Treasurer’s Office is scratching its head. Actually, the head scratching part is just a theory of mine – usually a bureaucrat’s first notion is to downplay the problem.
“A preliminary investigation of the incident suggests that the hacker did not download the information…But the possibility does exist,” noted State Treasurer Ron Ross.
The really sad part of this is a state with a population of a little more than 1.7 million people has 300,000 people and 9,000 employers in a child support database. If it is running on a Windows desktop, as the ZDNet post suggested, then it is just simple lunacy.