White Hat Researcher Jailed for Exposing SQLi Flaws

Researchers urged to “stop early” and “report ethically” to avoid any similar legal repercussions in the future.

Phil Muncaster

A cybersecurity researcher who exposed vulnerabilities in a Florida elections website was last week arrested and charged on three third-degree felony counts.

Vanguard Cybersecurity boss David Levin handed himself in on Wednesday and spent five hours in the Lee County Jail cells before being released on a $15,000 bond, according to local reports.

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