More than 100 DMV offices across the state were impacted by a massive computer outage that started Monday. All systems are expected to be back up and running by Wednesday morning, but it’s a reminder of how much we rely on technology and how susceptible these systems can be to problems. A hardware failure is being blamed for the massive outage that turned away DMV customers the last two days.
A USC professor and cyber security expert says there’s no reason to think a hack was involved. However, come Election Day, it may be a different story. Government computer systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks, he says. “I think there will certainly be some sort of cyber security issue in some location,” says Clifford Neuman, director of USC Center for Computer System Security. FULL REPORT