Sheriff says 911 dispatch not impacted by county computer hack
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.
Hinds County has sustained a computer breach countywide. As a result, HCSO has relieved non-essential personnel from duty the remainder of the day. Some services maybe limited as a result. This breach did not affect our emergency services, 911 dispatch or radio system.— TyreeJonesSheriff (@TyreeSheriff) September 7, 2023
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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