No evidence of confidential information misuse says Bay County after email security incident

BAY CITY, MI – Bay County’s email programs are again up and working after a latest security incident.

The county issued an alert on Wednesday, Dec. 22 stating that officers skilled an IT security incident relating to its email server. The alert included a discover to the general public to proceed cautiously as there have been experiences of “spoofed” emails misrepresenting Bay County email accounts/names.

On Jan. 5, 2022, the county issued a discover saying {that a} new email system is operational and functioning to ship and obtain emails, based on the newest discover, and most, however not all, workers members now have entry to this clear and safe system.

“While our new email system gave us a recent begin, on this digital age it’s nonetheless advisable to proceed to be cautious by reviewing the email tackle rigorously earlier than opening any email from a county contact. Please be suggested that workers doesn’t have entry to outdated emails or outdated calendar appointments at the moment,” mentioned an announcement from the county.

The county’s system remained shut down over the vacation season as remediation efforts had been carried out. The Bay City Ties previously reported that Bay County accomplished a digital forensic investigation into its complete community, with no threats having been detected exterior of the email system.

According to the county, an investigation is ongoing however there isn’t a evidence that anybody’s confidential information has been misused because of this of the incident.

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