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FBI investigating cyber incident at St. Lucie Co. Sheriff's Office

911 and emergency services not affected
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Posted at 12:44 PM, Dec 17, 2019

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office says it has disconnected much of its agency network following a "cyber incident."

SLCSO said the sheriff's office IT department confirmed it was a ransomware incident and the FBI is now involved.

911 is still functioning properly and so are emergency services. However, the department says these services have been impacted:

  • Sheriff’s office emails
  • Daily arrest affidavit postings
  • Updated jail booking photos
  • Fingerprinting
  • Background checks/criminal histories
  • Distribution of case reports, traffic crash reports, etc.

The sheriff's office said jail visitation and inmate phone calls have been restored to normal operations.

Deputies continue responding to calls as usual.

It's not clear when the affected services will be restored.