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Minnesota Senate hacked

Security breach of Minnesota Senate resulted in password data leak

On June 2, 2020 the Minnesota Senate’s servers were breached. According to the Senate’s officials, the hackers got access to the file of passwords used by senators and staff.

According to this tweet, Anonymous seem to be behind this hack.The defaced page of the Minnesota Senate’s website defacement shows the Anonymous logo and saying “Justice For George Floyd”.

In his email to senators and staff, Cal Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate, said the passwords from the file as well as the passwords to the main database had all been reset, including the Senate WiFi password. The leaked data does not contain staff emails of login accounts.

This security breach in Minnesota Senate came from the same hacker group that targeted 10 state agencies, including the governor’s office, in recent days.

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