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BRIEF: Camden County, Mo., Falls Victim to Cyberattack

Camden County’s computer systems went offline following a cyberattack. The incident included an “encryption attack,” presumably ransomware, that disrupted daily operations, according to local officials.

by Lake Sun Leader / April 17, 2020
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(TNS) — Camden County's computer systems have once again come under attack.

The county announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon that it was a victim of a sophisticated encryption attack that has disrupted operations.

"Camden County places the utmost importance on its network and system security, and County technology experts have been working diligently with independent cybersecurity experts to restore normal operations as soon as possible and conduct a thorough forensic investigation," the press release stated. "At this time, the County is not aware of any unauthorized disclosure of personal data or financial information."

Camden County has alerted the FBI of the incident and will provide the necessary cooperation.

©2020 Lake Sun Leader, Camdenton, Mo. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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