Oregon secretary of state website back online after hacker attack

KATU reports:

Oregon’s secretary of state’s website was fully back in business Monday after “an unauthorized intrusion” earlier this month, according to the agency.

[…] When the intrusion was discovered Feb. 4, the agency shut down the state’s online business registry and campaign finance records. The state said the hackers didn’t get access to the central voter registration database and that bank account information was encrypted; however, users were still advised to monitor their credit and identity.

The agency said that for security reasons all passwords for the Central Business Registry (CBR) and ORESTAR, the online campaign finance reporting system, were reset and that users will need to create new ones. Also, they urged people who used the same passwords for other services to change them as well.

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