Adams County data breach could affect more than 250,000 people

ADAMS COUNTY (WKOW) -- Investigators have launched a criminal investigation after discovering a major data breach of the Adams County computer system.

Adams County received a report in June that personal and tax information for approximately 258,120 people was on the the computer network and system that was compromised.

Adams County issued a news release Friday, saying that because of the number of people impacted by the breach they are giving notice statewide.

The breach included data from the Veteran Service Office, Extension Office, Adams County Employees, Solid Waste, Health and Human Services, Child Support and Sheriff's Office from Jan/ 1, 2013 through March 28, 2018.

A suspect or suspects have been identified during the course of the investigation no longer have any access rights to view the entirety of the Adams County computer network and system, according to a news release.

Further steps were taken to remedy the unauthorized access and there is limited access to the Adams County computer system and network. The suspect or suspects' accounts have been suspended and they no longer have access to the system. 

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