Oregon secretary of state’s website hacked, office says

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon secretary of state’s website has been hacked, the office said Wednesday night.

The “intrusion” was discovered late last night or early this morning, according to Tony Green, spokesman for Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown.

The security systems in place that constantly monitor for such intrusions alerted officials that an intrusion had occurred, he said.

“We don’t know what harm has occurred,” Green said.

But he said the office has stopped the intrusion and the authorities have been called. An investigation into what happened and how much damage was done is underway.

Green said voter registration information was not affected. That information is kept on a separate server.

The website is still up but it can’t be used for interactive functions like filing to run for office, registering a business or filing campaign expense reports.

The system will be repaired and reinforced after the investigation is complete, Green said.