Delaware County computer network disrupted; officials investigating criminal activity

Delaware County officials are investigating a “disruption” to the county’s computer system, and have convened a criminal investigation into the cyber attack, a county spokesperson said Tuesday.



a large stone statue in front of a building: The computer network used by Delaware County employees at the government center and courthouse in Media was "disrupted," officials said Tuesday.


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The computer network used by Delaware County employees at the government center and courthouse in Media was “disrupted,” officials said Tuesday.

Details about the disruption and the damage that it caused were scare, but members of county council stressed that the Board of Elections and Department of Emergency Services were not affected — both use separate networks.

“The investigation is ongoing and we are working with computer forensic specialists to understand the full nature and scope of the event and confirm accurate information before sharing the details,” county council said in a statement. “County employees have been notified and provided with information and instructions.”

A spokesperson for District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer did not immediately return a request for comment about the underlying criminal investigation.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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