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Anderson continues to probe possible data breach

Anderson County government officials and the Sheriff’s Department are continuing to investigate a possible computer security breach that may impact around 2000 county employees, elected officials and contractors.

As we were first to report, Law Director Jay Yeager on Tuesday issued a memo to all county employees telling them of a “potential system-wide breach” of the main server in the Courthouse. While the scope of the possible breach is not yet known, Yeager warned that personal identifying information could have been compromised and recommended that anyone who may be affected should closely monitor their accounts and credit reports. The county is currently working to upgrade its security measures to prevent further hacks in the future and is also looking into procuring identity theft protection for those affected by this digital incursion.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Wednesday that they are heading the investigation with technical assistance from other law enforcement agencies that were not identified. As soon as more information becomes available, we will share it with you on the air and online.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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