REGIONAL NEWS: Website of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission hacked

Public Regulation Commission believes the hack “could be related to a cyberattack.”

By Michael Gerstein | Santa Fe New Mexican

A state agency that regulates public utilities in New Mexico was “hacked by an outside source,” Public Regulation Commission chief of staff Jason Montoya and the Governor’s Office said Tuesday.

Montoya said the commission’s preliminary findings indicate the source might have been a foreign country, although Nora Meyers Sackett, a spokeswoman for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, said there is not yet any confirmation about who or what entity hacked into the PRC’s website, which has been down since Thursday.

The cyberbreach is under investigation by the New Mexico Department of Information Technology and a third-party contractor called RiskSense. Montoya said the commission believes the hack “could be related to a cyberattack.”


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