Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Summer jobs available at Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative

By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County hit by cyber-attack

 

February 4, 2021

Whitman County | whitmancounty.org

Whitman County Courthouse

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...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 05/18/2021 15:48