According to sources, Bladen County (a Government organization in North Carolina) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-11-14.

Public Notice Bladen County Government – Victim of a Cybercriminal Attack

“Bladen County Government has unfortunately become the victim of a cybercriminal attack; last week, we discovered irregularities in our systems. Bladen County IT staff immediately retained the services of the North Carolina Joint Cybersecurity Task Force, a team of outside experts from the NC National Guard, the NCLGISA Cybersecurity Strike Team, NC Emergency Management, and the NC Department of IT to launch a forensic investigation and help secure our Servers.“

“It is important to share that our County has emergency preparedness plans specifically for situations like these, and at no time did any life safety services cease to operate. We followed our contingency plan and all emergency services have been fully operational throughout the incident. Our dedicated IT professionals are working diligently with some of the country’s leading experts in cybersecurity to return Bladen County Government systems back to normal as quickly as possible, and they are making incredible progress. “

“Based on the preliminary investigation, the malicious activity performed by cybercriminals on our county network was designed to access our systems and the data contained within those systems. We can confirm the criminals were able to access some of the County’s data. “

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