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Officials: Washington being targeted by phishing campaign

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

Associated Press

Associated Press

OLYMPIA – Washington state is among those being targeted by a nationwide “large-scale, highly sophisticated” phishing campaign, the office of Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.

In response to queries from the Associated Press, Inslee spokesman Mike Faulk said in an emailed statement that the state is taking proactive measures to protect state systems, but did not provide any information on how many agencies were affected. He said that there was no known indication of any state services being impacted.

The office said an indicator in the current phishing campaign is that the sender’s email address doesn’t match the person supposedly sending the email.

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