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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...

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