Georgetown County’s computer network suffers major infrastructure breach

Georgetown County in South Carolina (USA) has reported that it’s computer network suffered a major infrastructure breach over the weekend. The breach impacts most of the county’s electronic systems, including county emails.

The 911 system and operations at the 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. Most county phone lines are still operational, and staff members continue to work normal hours. Phones at the Elections Office and library branches are not operational at this time.

The county does have insurance against cyber attacks and is working with cyber security experts to navigate this issue and determine exactly what information may have been compromised in the attack.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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