(Update) Yellowstone County website hack did expose personal information

The Laurel Outlook reports:

Yellowstone County officials confirmed Tuesday that a security breach of the county website may have exposed account information.

According to release issued Tuesday by the Yellowstone County Commission, investigators have discovered that the motor vehicle electronic payment account information may have been exposed when a hacker penetrated the system on July 14. The exposed data does not include debit/credit cards or paper checks, nor does it contain any vehicle identification numbers.


The extent of the intrusion is under investigation by forensic security personnel. As soon as the forensic examination of the county’s system is completed, stated the Commission, the county will update the public as to what information, if any, may have been compromised.

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