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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ind. Courts - "Hackers gain access to Clarksville Town Court records, according to judge" [Updated]

This brief story appeared yesterday via Louisville's WDRB:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hackers illegally gained access to classified records housed by the Clarksville Town Court earlier today, according to a judge.

In a news release, James F. Guilfoyle, a Clarksville Town Court Judge, said the hackers were able to gain access to sensitive information, possibly including names, dates of birth, addresses and Social Security Numbers.

The FBI and the Indiana Supreme Court are both investigating, according to Guilfoyle, and the court will be providing information on ways affected individuals can protect themselves. Anyone who thinks they may have been affected is asked to continuously monitor their credit scores and personal accounts for unauthorized activity.

ILB: The ILB recalls reading a similar story some time ago (like last year) from the same locality, but can't locate it...

[Updated] Elizabeth DePompei's June 23rd story in the News & Tribune begins:

CLARKSVILLE — Classified case files dated 2005 and earlier on Clarksville Town Court’s server were hacked and encrypted Tuesday.
ILB: That lede puts a different slant on the event: "hacked and encrypted."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 24, 2015 08:18 AM
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