Clever Coder Clogs Ohio Snitching Website

Posted on: Fri, 05/08/2020 - 15:34 By: Tom Swiss
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As Ohio reopens shuttered businesses, not every business is operating safely. The state has declared that if workers don't put their lives on the line, they will lose unemployment benefits.

But a clever coder is poisoning the data well, with a script that generates fake names:

This Script Sends Junk Data to Ohio’s Website for Snitching on Workers (Vice)

An anonymous hacker has released code that allowed anyone to automatically submit junk data to Ohio’s controversial COVID-19 Fraud website, which prompts employers to report workers who refuse to work during the deadly pandemic so they won’t receive unemployment benefits

The script is available for anyone to run: