Jackson County Fight Against Haxxorz Endures As Many Offices Remain Closed

For anybody trying to get work done at either courthouse . . . This will be a problem. 

Check the ongoing saga and info released to the press this week:

Preliminary investigations indicate that the incident likely originated from a malicious e-mail link, resulting in the compromise of a device within our network, a spokesperson said in a release. This breach facilitated unauthorized access by the ransomware variant to limited sections of our network.

The attack prompted Jackson County Executive Frank White to issue a state of emergency as a proactive measure in response.

Officials said the countys election systems - which were in use during an election Tuesday - were not affected.

On Wednesday, the county e-mailed out an update to myJacksonCounty users notifying them of the attack but also indicating that no consumer data had been compromised.

The county announced Wednesday that its Assessment, Collection and Recorder of Deeds offices would remain closed for the remainder of the week.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Jackson County: Employee likely clicked email link, compromised IT system

Jackson County believes an employee clicked a suspicious link in an email that opened its computer network to a ransomware attack.