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Cyberattack knocks county health department's IT systems offline in northern Washington

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

Okanogan County (Wash.) Public Health is experiencing computer and phone system downtime after a cyberattack Jan. 18 shut down IT operations across the local government's network, according to Spokane, Wash.-based KREM News.

The attack took down part of the county's systems, including the public health department, the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office announced Jan. 18 on Facebook. In addition to the computer infrastructure, the cyberattack also affected...

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