Arlington Investigating Cyber Attack on County Payroll System

Arlington Investigating Cyber Attack on County Payroll System

Posted July 10, 2019

Arlington Investigating Cyber Attack on County Payroll System

Source: ARLnow
By: FNU LNU
Published: July 10, 2019

* In a statement, the county says a number of employees were impacted by the intrusion, but did not specify the exact number or impacts. The intrusion appears to be the result of a “phishing” email targeting county employees and not a hack, the press release suggests.
* Arlington’s cybersecurity division previously told ARLnow that it was staffing up and training county employees in light of the growing number of cyber attacks. The county budgeted $60,000 for the department to teach county employees how to avoid phishing emails, among other security best practices.