SD: Brown County received notification of a breach when computer system shut down in August

Elisa Sand reports:

Months after the Brown County computer system was down for an extended stretch, a few details about the incident are being confirmed.

Emergency Management Director Scott Meints said the incident started on Aug. 1 when the county’s information technology department received a notification that an external agency had set up malware to activate and/or extract data from the county computer system.

At the time, Brown County officials said they immediately shut down the computer system, then an external firm was hired to investigate. Meints said that investigation showed whoever got into the county system did not get any information, and it’s unknown what information they sought.

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