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Idaho state government hacked twice in three days

Idaho’s recent cybersecurity-training efforts haven’t panned out for the state government so far. Earlier this month, Idaho fell victim to two separate cyberattacks in just three days, including an the use malware that security experts say they had not previously seen.

The first attack, on May 9, took hold of one tax commission employee’s computer through a phishing email sent from a local business. The business wasn’t aware that the email contained a malicious link, according to Renee Eymann, public information officer for the state, and neither was the state employee who clicked on the link and entered government credentials.

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