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Oregon Secretary of State Website Still Not Fully Functioning Two Weeks After Being Hacked

After being hacked more than two weeks ago, the website for the Oregon Secretary of State's Office is still not fully functional. According to the state, the computer hacking was allegedly perpetrated by foreign entities. Law enforcement is investigating. The site is undergoing emergency repairs.

Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman explains what's been affected.

Lehman: "There may have been some financial information compromised, not voter information, but information about people running for office. And they don't have the ability to report campaign finance transactions right now. Perhaps more importantly, the public doesn't have the ability to monitor those campaign finance transactions. They don't have the ability to find out who's filed to run for office at the moment. It's been more than two weeks since that database went down and there's no sign of it coming back up anytime soon."

While the website is being repaired, the Secretary of State's Office says some of the information needed by the public can be accessed by calling or emailing the agency.

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Angela Kellner
Angela Kellner is the KLCC host of All Things Considered and a reporter. Angela began as a KLCC volunteer in 1991 when she was in high school. While a student at Lane Community College, she was hired in 1993 for a work-study position in the KLCC Music Department and has been with the station in some role since then. Angela hosted KLCC's world music program Tropical Beat for 11 years from 1994 to 2005 and continues to fill in on a monthly basis.