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Georgetown County falls victim to cyber attack

Experts at LSU say cyber security attacks are becoming more and more common.
Experts at LSU say cyber security attacks are becoming more and more common.(unsplash.com)
Updated: Jan. 25, 2021 at 12:57 PM EST
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Officials say Georgetown County’s computer network suffered a ‘major infrastructure breach’ over the weekend.

According to Georgetown County, the breach impacts most of the county’s electronic systems, including county emails.

Officials say the 911 system and operations at the Georgetown County Detention Center have not been affected.

“At this time, it is uncertain when systems may be up again. Anyone trying to reach a county office should do so via phone. County phone lines are still operational, and staff members continue to work normal hours,” a Facebook post from Georgetown County stated.

According to officials, the county does have insurance against cyber attacks and is working with experts to determine what information may have been compromised.

Updates will be posted on the county’s website, which is still operational.

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