WV: DEP says computer outage not caused by hacking

Ken Ward Jr. reports:

The state Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday that a more than weeklong outage of some of its computer systems was not the result of a hacking incident reported by an internet technology firm.

DEP did not provide additional information about the computer outage, which affected a variety of online databases used by the public, but agency acting public information officer Jake Glance said that the computer system downtime “was not the result of hacking.”

On Wednesday, the internet technology firm Recorded Future had reported that the DEP was one of 60 government agencies and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom where computer systems were compromised by the hacker known as Rasputin.

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  1. Regret - February 17, 2017

    We know this is true because our government would never lie to us.

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