County Experiences Security Breach With Jail Employee Email – – Butler, PA

A cyber event last month may have affected the security of some information maintained by Butler County.

County officials say they found out August 8th that an email account related to the County jail was sending unauthorized spam emails.

The county secured the account and brought in a nationally recognized digital forensics team to help investigate. Later in the month, the county determined that an unauthorized actor accessed a County employee’s email for a limited time and copied the contents. This review is ongoing but some personally identifiable information was impacted. Written notice will be provided to those affected.

County investigators searched dark web sources and found no indication that personal information maintained by the County has been released or offered for sale due to this incident. The County will continue to monitor and strengthen email security but encourages those who may have been affected to pay close attention to financial accounts and credit reports.