SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Secretary of State Kate Brown has informed the Oregon Legislature that she'll be asking for money to fix her website after it was hacked.

Rep. Peter Buckley, an Ashland Democrat who co-chairs the budget committee, says Brown told him she's hired a security contractor to fix the vulnerabilities and may need to hire one more. Buckley says he's unsure how much money will be needed, but Brown has told him it would be relatively small.

Public access has been cut off to the state's business registry and campaign finance records since the hacking was discovered Feb. 4. Officials have said little about what information was compromised or when the website will work, but they insist personal information is safe.

A spokesman for Brown did not respond to calls or emails.

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