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Washington County Cybersecurity Incident Update 12-02-22 | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

HAGERSTOWN, MD (December 2, 2022) – Washington County is seeing progress in restoring County systems after the cybersecurity incident that occurred on Thursday, November 24, 2022. Washington County incident response efforts remain in full effect and significant progress has been made. Washington County’s top priority continues to be ensuring our community members are safe and can access County government services they rely upon. Due to the ongoing nature of our investigation, we cannot provide additional details about the cybersecurity incident at this time. The focus will continue to be getting the County systems and services up and running as safely and quickly as possible.

Washington County provides the following updates:

  • Additional web pages are being added to the temporary Washington County website daily. The web pages provide County citizens with information on how different divisions and departments are operating and providing services.
  • Vendors now have the ability to view and download open bids by visiting the Purchasing Department’s temporary webpage.
  • The main number at the Office of the State’s Attorney is down. To reach their office, please call 240-313-2024.
  • Citizens can now view and apply for Washington County Government job openings. Click here to view open jobs.
  • The Division of Permits and Inspections is unable to access permit records, process permit applications, and/or issue permits. Paper applications are available at 747 Northern Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21742. Online and IVR inspection requests are also unavailable. Call the office at 240-313-2460 to request an inspection.

We thank our community for your patience and understanding as we continue our investigation and the restoration process. We remain committed to serving our residents and ensuring prompt delivery of County services. As the investigation continues, all questions should be directed to Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Director Danielle Weaver at 240-313-2384.

Past Cybersecurity Incident Press Releases:

County residents should use Washington County Government as the official source for updates. Washington County is committed to providing timely information as progress is made. We are your official source for information during the cybersecurity incident. Do your part to stop the spread of disinformation by only sharing official information put out by Washington County Government.



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