Hackers Have Infiltrated Many of Washington State’s Agencies

According to two people familiar with the matter, hackers have launched a sprawling, multifaceted cyber-attack against the state of Washington.

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According to the two people, the attack infected many of the state’s agencies with sophisticated malware, including one type known as Trickbot, who requested anonymity because they aren’t authorized to talk to the media.

The attack has already lasted more than a week, but it has yet to significantly affect state operations even while exposing flaws in the state’s security apparatus, the people said.

Hackers Have Infiltrated Many of Washington State’s Agencies
Hackers Have Infiltrated Many of Washington State’s Agencies

The cyber-attack didn’t impact the state’s election systems. Nonetheless, coming nearly a month ahead of November’s presidential election, it highlights the potential vulnerability of state computer networks, including election systems.

Tara Lee and Mike Faulk, both spokespersons for Governor Jay Inslee, didn’t respond to requests for comment. Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office tweeted Thursday that they’re “aware of an active cyber threat facing government entities…though we have no reason at this time to believe this is targeted at elections.”

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