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Office of Ohio Secretary of State targeted by cyberattack

The attack stemmed from a computer in Panama.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The office of the Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose was the target of a cyberattack, according to an office spokesperson.

Officials say the attack stemmed from a computer in Panama. LaRose's office says at no time, was any of the office's data at risk.

"The cyberattack was an unsophisticated and unsuccessful attempt to insert code into our website," said spokesperson Maggie Sheehan.

Earlier this year, Secretary LaRose instructed Ohio's 88 county boards of elections to undertake a comprehensive multi-faceted security strategy.

Sheehan says the boards have until the end of January to adopt the enhancements.

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