WARCOG Data Breach
Data Breach Update - July 11, 2017
On Thursday, July 6, The Daily Record published an article updating the information about the data breach at the WARCOG dispatch. According to the article,
"Linda Applebaum, Wooster's law director, and Joel Montgomery, director of administration, said WARCOG officials were told Thursday by the FBI that the scope of the breach was smaller than originally thought. That number is less than 135,000, a third less than initially believed compromised. Approximately 6,000 of those records obtained belonged to individuals who live outside of Ohio."
Although the scope is smaller than originally believed, the Council of Governments is still taking the breach very seriously. The FBI is continuing their investigation to determine exactly which records were compromised.
Huszai also reported that "...WARCOG currently use[s] up-to-date cybersecurity measures, including antivirus and antimalware protection, ransomware protection, random phishing tests, employee training on the issue, next-generation firewalls and a darktrace." However, according to Bob Eshelman, Wooster's IT manager, "even the darktrace -- a cybersecurity measure that scans normal network behavior and alerts for anomalies -- could not detect this hack." It should be noted that the FBI has commended the WARCOG dispatch for their practice of "layering security."
View The Daily Record's website and read the article by Steven F. Huszai by clicking on the link below: