Cyber-attack disrupts some county office services

OCEM will update daily
OKANGAN – The Okanogan County Emergency Management (OCEM) issued a media release Monday afternoon, Jan. 18, through its Okanogan County Alert System that county government offices were the target of a cyber-attack on their computer system affecting phone and email services among other disruptions. At this writing, the system is down while a team of specialsts works on restoring service.


Offices will be open but will be very limited in the services they can provide,” the OCEM release said. “We will provide updates by 5 p.m. daily via the Okanogan County Alerts. At this time, we do not have a projected date for the computer system to be fully operational.”


The Third Street entrance to the Courthouse is closed until further notice owing to the reduced services. Those needing Courthouse can use the Fourth Street entrance.


If anyone is experiencing difficulties reaching an office due to phone issues, please call our County Call Center at: (509) 422-2420 or (509) 422-2422,” the release advised.


Jurors scheduled to call in this week for jury duty in either Superior Court or District Court are excused.


Anyone not currently signed up for the Okanogan County Alerts can visit to sign up. Those needing emergency services can still access 911 for non-emergencies. The Sheriff’s Office dispatch can be reached for non-emergencies at:(509) 422-7119, (509) 422-6968, or (509) 422-6967.




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