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Lincoln County Data Breach

An investigation has been launched into a data security incident affecting Lincoln County government after being alerted by their IT department.

According to Lincoln County officials, no personal information, election records or other sensitive information was accessed, but additional review is underway.

“We are still reviewing the incident with a nationally recognized incident response team,” Lincoln County Public Information Officer Casey Miller said. “All systems are accessible and usable.”

Lincoln County news release about the incident:

Lincoln County recently learned that it may have been affected by a data security incident.

We immediately launched an investigation and engaged cyber security experts to assist with it.

The investigation preliminary determined that the incident did not affect any personal information, but additional review is underway.

County employees have been informed of the investigation and the County is taking a number of steps to increase security as a result of the experience.

Justin Werner
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast.

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