FL: Martin County website data hacked; investigation launched as county downplays threat

Sade M. Gordon reports:

 State and local law-enforcement agencies are investigating an apparent hack of data from the Martin County website.

Officials were unaware the 3-year-old data — stored offsite — was stolen until a person contacted the county legal department early this week. The caller didn’t threaten the county or ask for ransom, spokesperson Martha Ann Kneiss said.

The person’s motive, however, “is not altruistic,” the county said in a news release.

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