County Websites Back Online Following Intrusion

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Several County departmental websites along with other government sites in California, Ohio, New York and Maryland were vandalized by hackers on Sunday morning.

No County data was accessed, compromised or at risk.

The County reported the situation to law enforcement and disabled the affected websites soon after the intrusion occurred. The County Information Services Department quickly identified the source of the problem and applied a software patch that addressed the issue. The affected websites were restored to service early Monday morning.

Cybercrime is an ongoing concern and the County’s Information Services Department continuously monitors the County’s networks and prepares to respond to potential attacks.

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