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Klamath County notifying veterans of possible 'data security incident'

Klamath County said someone without permission got access to a Veterans Service Office employee’s email account.

Posted: Jan 5, 2020 6:07 PM

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.-- Klamath County is notifying people affected by what it's calling a "data security incident."

In a post on its website, the County said the IT Department became aware of unusual activity of one its Veterans Service Office employee's email accounts. This was back in September. 

"Klamath County immediately launched an investigation and determined that the Veterans Service Office employee’s email account was subject to unauthorized access," the County said in the post. It goes on to say that some personal information of was affected. 

Klamath County is not aware of any information being misused. The County is directly notifying anyone who's information might be affected. 

You can read Klamath County's full statement on its website

Klamath County is providing a toll-free call center that Veterans Service Office individuals that were possibly affected by the Veterans Service Office data security incident can call to ask questions or learn additional information. The telephone number for the call center is 1-800-939-4170. It is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The County said it is taking steps to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again. 

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