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New Mexico PRC Website Hit By Ransomware Attack

Jan 16, 2020

A New Mexico state agency's website is down as a result of what officials say is a ransomware hack.

The Public Regulation Commission says its website hasn't been operational since Jan. 9 and likely won't be back in service again for a week or so. 

In the meantime, the commission says filings with the commission either must submitted on paper and sent by postal mail or by hand-delivery to the agency's office in Santa Fe. The commission regulates utilities, insurance companies, pipeline operators and other entities.

Officials say the breach was contained to the commission and didn't result in compromise to sensitive or confidential data. The state Department of Information Technology is the lead agency in the hacking investigation.