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Klamath County Reports Email Scam Exposed Personal Information

The Klamath County Government Center in Klamath Falls

Officials in Klamath County say a Nigeria-based email phishing scam last week resulted in personal information of some county workers and clients being compromised.

County Commissioner Kelly Minty Morris wouldn’t name the county office where the breach took place, but she told JPR that over several days, several hundred emails were forwarded from a county worker’s account to an unauthorized account.

Morris said the affected individuals are being notified and the incident has been reported to the FBI.

She added the county has strengthened its security policies and directives to prevent future incidents and that more information about the breach will be released as it becomes available.

Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for three decades. He served two stints as JPR News Director and retired full-time from JPR at the end of 2021. Liam now edits and curates the news on JPR's website and digital platforms.