Response to the Department of Justice’s Indictment Charging Nine Iranian Nationals Regarding Cyber Intrusion

Posted on Mar 23, 2018 in News, Press Release

HONOLULU – In response to the Department of Justice’s indictment charging nine Iranian nationals with conducting a massive cyber theft campaign on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, State Chief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy and Chief Information Security Officer Vincent Hoang have this statement to offer:

“As part of ETS’s ongoing monitoring of the executive branch departments’ email system, we noticed unusual activity involving thirty-seven email accounts. We reacted quickly and resolved the situation. Law enforcement officials were contacted to assist in the investigation. According to the departments, the emails involved did not contain confidential information. Furthermore, the State’s computer systems where confidential information is stored was not breached.”

U.S. Department of Justice News Release