Cyberattack by “foreign actor” causes Colorado government website to be taken offline

By Matt Connelly
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A cyberattack by a “foreign actor” has caused Colorado’s homepage to be taken offline with no estimated timeline for restoring the website. 

According to a press release from the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, “the State Web Portal homepage was taken offline due to a cyberattack claimed by an anonymous suspected foreign actor that targeted multiple state government services and websites across the United States, according to reports. A temporary webpage is up to direct Coloradans to the most common online state services, including links to specific websites. All other State of Colorado websites and essential state government services are online and available.”

The press release continues, “The Governor’s Office of Information Technology and State Emergency Operations Center are actively working with state and federal partners to restore access to the Portal homepage. Security measures are also being taken to ensure that state websites and services remain unaffected.”

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.