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Hackers Have Infiltrated Many of
Washington State’s Agencies

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 9/29/2020 10:18:23 AM

Hackers have launched a sprawling, multifaceted cyber-attack against the state of Washington, according to two people familiar with the matter. The attack infested many of the state’s agencies with sophisticated malware, including one type known as Trickbot, according to the two people, who requested anonymity because they aren’t authorized to talk to the media. (snip) 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, which include election systems. Tara Lee and Mike Faulk, both of whom are spokespersons for Governor Jay Inslee, didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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Some local media picked up this huge story days later; others still can't see it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 9/29/2020 11:18:38 AM (No. 556409)
The malware mentioned "trickbot" gathers online banking info from the infected computer, so they would be able to then drain the account.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: happy conservative 9/29/2020 11:23:15 AM (No. 556419)
So, Inslee's "out", if he loses is that the system was hacked? The writers made sure they included that the voting system hadn't been, but just wait. Inslee is a stooge; if I lived in WA now (will be in the near future), I'd vote for Mickey the Mouse before I'd vote for Inslee the stooge. Wait for it, the excuses for dems losing across the country will appear out of nowhere...or else the votes to elect them will. Inslee...You better fix this! But don't use the logic you used on the nursing homes!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter 9/29/2020 11:31:51 AM (No. 556431)
We want to be rid of Inslee the incubus. He hax played fast anf loose with our state finances, his ill conceved ideas ably abetted by Dem controled house and now senate., progressively regressive.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/29/2020 12:12:41 PM (No. 556473)
And the hackers ran for cover when they found out the whole state was buried under a mountain of debt.
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