PA: Malware breach strikes Chester County computers

Michael P. Rellahan reports:

A breach of Chester County government’s computer system via an internet bug led to intense work by county computer specialists over the Presidents Day weekend, but apparently has not led to any compromise of users’ information, a county spokesperson said Tuesday.

Chester County’s Department of Computing and Information Services (DCIS) detected and late last week responded to potential malware activity on the county’s computer network, getting assistance from third-party cybersecurity consultants, said Chester County Communications Coordinator Rebecca Brain.

Read more on The Daily Local.  In response to the incident, the county sounds like it is really tightening up its security in some respects, and no longer allows employees to use county computers or the county network for personal use, etc.

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