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State Auditor hacked; 1.4 million records compromised

OLYMPIA–The Office of the Washington State Auditor (“SAO”) was recently made aware of a security breach involving Accellion, a third-party provider of hosted file transfer services. During the week of January 25, 2021, Accellion confirmed that an unauthorized person gained access to SAO files by exploiting a vulnerability in Accellion’s file transfer service. Some of the SAO data files contained p...

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