Oconee Co. offices close following computer malware incident, officials investigating


OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Some of the servers at Oconee County offices were taken offline Thursday after a computer malware incident.

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials said certain servers at the Oconee County Pine Street offices were affected.

The affected servers have been isolated and taken offline, according to the sheriff’s office.

“We’ve not ruled out that it could be criminal in nature and that’s why we have investigators working with SLED and the FBI,” said Oconee Co. Sheriff’s Office Capt. Travis Tilson said.

The Oconee County Pine Street offices and the Oconee County Courthouse were closed Thursday while officials work to resolve the issue.

The sheriff’s office released a update saying all of the offices will be open for business Friday, but some may have limited resources until all of the systems are fully recovered.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office along with SLED and the FBI will continue to investigate and try to determine who is responsible for the malware.

The sheriff’s office said the malware was isolated to the servers withing the county administrative buildings. There is no threat to the public.

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