County hit by cyber-attack
February 4, 2021
Whitman County | whitmancounty.org
COLFAX - Whitman County was hit with a cyber-attack as the county's Tax Sifter link reached 8,000 hits in an hour on Jan. 28.
County Information Technology Director Lance Bishop reported to county commissioners Monday about the cyber-attack.
Afterwards, the department installed a captcha to distinguish a human user to prevent such attacks.
It led to the attacks shifting to the county website as a whole. Soon a series of "phishing" e-mails began to arrive, purportedly from established contacts, asking for county users to click on a links.
"We've been under a constant cyber-attack for the la...