JSO offers replace on pc points, says police response occasions not impacted

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace supplied an replace Tuesday on its pc points.

In keeping with the town of Jacksonville, there was suspicious exercise from an outdoor server that was flagged Friday, and JSO mentioned in a press release Tuesday morning that its community engineers proceed to evaluate programs.

The Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned that police response occasions and repair ranges to the neighborhood haven’t been impacted. JSO additionally harassed that it has not been the goal of a ransomware assault.

“The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace, out of an abundance of warning, proactively separated its servers from the town community,” the assertion reads. “At this level, there have been zero indications of compromise to any of JSO’s programs.”

In a press release Sunday, Brian Hughes, the town of Jacksonville’s chief administrative officer mentioned that cyber safety detection software program carried out inside the final 12 months detected suspicious exercise Friday night from an outdoor server and that when workers was alerted to a attainable concern, they “had been in a position to shortly disable the account and implement precautionary measures.”


“The state of affairs is contained, and all programs are functioning correctly. In an abundance of warning, the Metropolis and JSO have taken precautionary measures to restrict entry whereas cyber safety groups end a deep dive all through the system,” the assertion concludes.

Hughes additionally supplied an replace on Tuesday.

“There was, what tech individuals inform me, was an intrusion,” Hughes instructed News4JAX. “So it’s, , I liken it to this, if this if the town governments a financial institution, a foul man walked into the foyer, and the cameras discover them, and we took precautions after that.”

News4JAX requested how typically this occurs.

“There are makes an attempt on a regular basis. It’s a nonstop factor. That’s why you bolster cybersecurity,” Hughes mentioned. “There is no such thing as a establishment in America proper now, authorities or main company, that doesn’t have constant recurring makes an attempt at intrusions.”

Hughes mentioned the company is ready for lapses in know-how, though nobody would verify that’s what occurred.


Questions stay concerning the cyber intrusion and its influence. Sources instructed News4JAX that precautionary measures slowed the method of submitting arrest reviews. And the Duval County courtroom the place inmates make their first look earlier than a decide additionally skilled a serious decline in appearances on Monday and Tuesday. Often, the Duval County courtroom is crammed with individuals, however footage from the courtroom this week confirmed half the same old variety of court docket appearances. JSO’s public Calls for Service webpage was additionally down as of Tuesday. As well as, News4JAX obtained an arrest report from over the weekend that claims the suspect was processed into the system manually “because of citywide web outages.”


“JSO had the capability to do their job,” Hughes mentioned. “They’ve quite a lot of methods to try this for this very event. Identical to if a storm hit, if another unprecedented occasion, you simply, you undergo a technique of being able to do issues in quite a lot of methods.”

The FBI mentioned in a press release Sunday that its cyber activity drive is working with the town to navigate the doubtless suspicious exercise on its system.

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