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Officials: Washington Being Targeted by Phishing Campaign

September 25, 2020

At a press conference Thursday, Inslee said that the state is taking proactive measures to protect state systems, but he said that no ransomware activity has occurred among the agencies targeted, and no state services have been impacted.

“We’re using every resource at our disposal to prevent these criminals — and that’s what they are — from potentially putting us in that position,” Inslee said.

Inslee and other officials wouldn’t provide specifics about the phishing activity, citing security reasons, but said a recent uptick in efforts had caused concern.

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