Sheriff says 911 dispatch not impacted by county computer hack

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Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 11:36 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones says a hack of the county’s computer systems will not impact emergency services, 911 dispatch, or radio systems.

Sources say hackers tapped into the county’s internal server, cutting off employee access to most county computers.

Jones wasn’t sure when the incident occurred but said it could have been early this morning.

“I was able to use some of my services when I got to my desk at 8,” he said. “I learned shortly after that the system had to be shut down.”

Most business services in the county are being temporarily suspended for the day, and many employees are being sent home.

Sources say the matter is being investigated by a federal agency.

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