Lee County administration hit by cyber attack.
Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais, followed by lee County direction chairman Brian Hamman, mouth on Friday afternoon, Sept. 20, 2019, about the county government website hack.
Hackers have brought down lee County government's main website, leegov.com.
We get attacks every day, lee manager Roger Desjarlais said Friday afternoon. This type of nag is pretty unusual.
County leaders were hesitant to spell into details because of an ongoing investigation by appropriate agencies, but they did reply a few questions.
Were trying to identify whats happening, whos going after us, and were going to solve the problem, said Brian Hamman, playacting chairman of the County Commission. The county is actively taking steps to protect any sensitive information that we do have at the county here, and were trying to protect, obviously, all of the data, our infrastructure that we have from an IT standpoint.
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Perhaps the most important question is whether personal information of citizens and county employees was at risk. At this point, leaders are not aware of that type of data being compromised, Desjarlais said.
Our primary goal and our obligation is to piss sure that we protect all of the data that were entrusted with, he said. These attacks canful be devastating. in our case, we are protecting the data that we have.
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Because the website is down, residents will not live able to apply online for building permits and apply some services from agencies such as the library