According to sources, George County (a Government organization in Mississippi) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-07-18.

Official George County, Miss. computer systems hacked for ransom

“Official George County computer systems were targeted in a cyber ransom attack that County officials described as a ‘blunt force attack from all angles.’“

“The cyberattack began on Saturday, and Flanagan said the attack breached their systems on Sunday night. Ken Flanagan said the attack is a classic example of a phishing scam. “

““The email in question looked extremely professional,” Flanagan said. Flanagan said a county employee likely clicked on that email, leading to the system meltdown that affected 130 county employees.“

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