Report: Kent State Computers Accessible To Russian Hackers

(Kent) - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kent State University is one of at least 24 organizations using software that contains malicious code written by Russian hackers. The software was SolarWinds Orion.

In a written statement, Kent State says they are aware of the situation and are evaluating what they call a "serious matter." Kent State is not saying what information or systems were affected.

The Journal reports this allowed the hackers in via a covertly inserted backdoor. It gave them potential access to much sensitive corporate and personal data.

Companies identified by the Journal as having been affected include Cisco Systems, Intel Corp., Deloitte LLP, and Belkin International. Also affected was the California Department of State Hospitals.

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