Oregon official’s website taken down to decontaminate breached files
During routine monitoring, personnel discovered that an unknown person had hacked into at least one database belonging to the Oregon Secretary of State.
The agency was going through each of its systems to determine which were and weren’t compromised. Personnel had taken offline the state’s Central Business Registry, where Oregon companies register. And the online campaign finance reporting system, ORESTAR, was out of service.
“We don’t know whether this is just an act of malicious mischief, or whether there’s some other purpose that we haven’t been able yet to determine,” Spokesman Tony Green said.
The state’s Centralized Voter Registry was isolated and untouched, he officials said.
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February 6, 2014
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Link to report
location of breach
Oregon, United States
location of perpetrators
date breach occurred
Late on Feb. 4, 2014
date breach detected
Between Feb. 4 and Feb. 6