EBRSO software detects hacker attempting to intrude their network

BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office’s intrusion detection software detected an attempted intrusion into the agency network on Friday.

Cyber investigators told EBRSO they believe the software quickly stopped the intrusion before the hacker advanced far into the network. Cyber Investigators say they believe the hacker got screenshots of file folders and still images of video files for a small amount of data.

As a precaution, the office temporarily shut off network access from any possibly compromised computers. 

Cyber investigators also believe the hacker does not currently have access to the agency network. The sheriff’s office system is fully operational for all public services, and IT is upgrading the network to restructure security for increased protection, which may result in temporary interruptions to phone and internet services.

The EBRSO is working closely with its state and federal partners to investigate the incident and ensure the security of all confidential information.

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