The department was targeted by a hacker on July 15th of this year.
The attack on the ‘Outlook 365’ accounts was contained within about 4 hours.
“In mid-July there was a breach, a ‘phishing scam’, that was carried out against the Oregon Judicial Department.” Explains John Powell, who serves as Trial Court Administrator for Klamath and Lake Counties. “And that security breach resulted in compromising the emails system.”
Powell says there was no breach of data in the Odyssey, or the court management system – and that to the best of his knowledge, no one in Klamath County was scammed.
The department is offering free assistance to anyone who feels their credit or financial information may have been compromised.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.