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County computer systems hacked

Ransom note accompanies digital break-in


Last updated 12/4/2020 at 1:57pm

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Courthouse computers continued to be “compromised” after a Nov. 19 incident that has required a cyber security team.

According to Lincoln County Commissioner Rob Coffman, the software systems were “compromised by an outside party.”

The county has a “team on the ground that is working on it,” he said.

While the county is not calling the incident the work of a hacker, Coffman noted a ransom note was left.

“We have a good security system,” Coffman said. “So, at this time, we don’t know the extent of the compromise.”

As of press time, the coun...

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