RANSOMWARE INFORMATION

10/25/2019

**IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON ROBERTSON COUNTY**

 

On August 16, 2019, the Robertson County Sheriff's Office was the victim of a ransomware attack, which resulted in the encryption of data on certain systems within the Sheriff's Office. There is no indication the attack impacted any personally-identifiable information, sensitive-personal information, or protected-health information. Nor was there any indication that the attackers utilized any data collection tools or other mechanisms commonly used to remove data from the network.  Robertson County has reported the incident to appropriate law enforcement authorities for further investigation and continues to work cooperatively with law enforcement officials to bring the attackers to justice. Robertson County has rebuilt its systems from the available back-ups and is working to improve its network security to prevent future incidents from occurring. If you have any questions regarding the incident, please contact Sheriff Gerald Yezak at 979-828-3299.

 

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