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Oregon secretary of state office hacked

Feb 21, 2014 // Andrew Stroup

Following the recent University of Maryland hack, another state entity, the Oregon secretary of state’s campaign finance and business registry websites were hacked. This recent hack has led to mass password resets for all accounts and a request to change any other services the use a similar password. Additionally, affected users were issued information on monitoring their credit and identity.

The agency noted political committee’s banking information (e.g. account numbers) were encrypted and they have reported the incident to law enforcement authorities. However, the sites are down and there has been no update on when the online elections and business systems will be back online.