Officials: Washington being targeted by phishing campaign

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office has said the state is among those being targeted by a “large-scale, highly sophisticated” nationwide phishing campaign. 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. The office said one indicator in the current phishing campaign is that the sender’s email address doesn’t match the person supposedly sending the email. Inslee announced that he was activating the state’s emergency operations center and the National Guard’s cybersecurity team.