Washington state is responding to "known security vulnerabilities" to its systems after the federal government issued warnings that software had been breached in what could have been an attack by Russian hackers.
(TNS) — The agency that handles technology for
CISA on Sunday announced an emergency directive for "a known compromise involving SolarWinds Orion products ... exploited by malicious actors."
It advised federal government agencies "to review their networks for indicators of compromise and disconnect or power down SolarWinds Orion products immediately."
"At this time,
"This situation is fluid, and we are following the guidance of our federal partners and vendors in the intelligence community on how to address this issue," the statement added.
In an email,
The state does not give details about the IT network for security reasons, Garber wrote, but "There are currently no known impacts to state services."
A 2018 report conducted for
Tuesday's revelation comes after hackers breached the networks of the
In response to that, CISA, which is a part of the
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