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Hendersonville city employees target of cybersecurity breach | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


A Hendersonville cybersecurity incident has put city employees’ data at risk. The incident occurred just before the Thanksgiving break, according to a Nov. 29 statement from City Manager John Connet.

Connet said that a “threat actor group” targeted software used to manage city employee data.

Hendersonville is working with the North Carolina Joint Cybersecurity Task Force and other government agencies to investigate the incident. It is also working with a third-party contractor to assess what happened.

“We are taking this matter very seriously and continue to take significant measures to protect the information in our control,” Connet said. “Based on our preliminary investigation, we have determined that the unauthorized party likely accessed the system and gained access to certain employee data for individuals hired before January 1, 2021.”

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