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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Press Release - Orange County Phishing Scheme Attack & Response

On September 18, 2019 an Orange County employee’s email account was compromised by a phishing program. The employee’s email account was used by the attacker to send a phishing email to every address on the attacker’s email list. No virus or malicious software or program was attached to the email or the link. Orange County immediately mitigated the issue and mobilized the security services team.

The Center for Internet Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Department of Homeland Security recommend changing your password often, making your password complex, and using a different password for each login.

Additional resources for internet security best practices may be found at:

Center for Internet Security: www.cisecurity.org
National Cyber Security Alliance: www.staysafeonline.org
Department of Homeland Security: www.stopthinkconnect.org

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