WI: Adams County clerk suspected in connection with data breach affecting more than 250,000

Well, I said that the more I learned about it, a breach affecting more than 250,000 Adams County residents sounded like a bad one. Its “badness” was just confirmed, it seems. WKOW reports:

Adams County officials are trying to remove the county clerk from office, after she’s suspected of being connected with a data breach.

According to our Madison affiliate, a Verified Statement of Charges has been brought against Adams County Clerk Cindy Phillippi. She’s suspected in manipulating the county computer system, which may have led to a security breach that affected more than 250,000 people.

The Verified Statement of Charges was filed by the Adams County Personnel Director, who alleges Phillippi gained unauthorized access to confidential computer records, established unauthorized checking accounts, deleted records, gained unauthorized access to the Health and Human Services building, released confidential information to a former employee and misled an independent investigator who was looking into her actions.

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