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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Employee Data Breach

We recently discovered that the Caroline County Government’s was the victim of an email spoofing attack by an individual pretending to be our County Administrator. On February 5, 2018, a request was made from what appeared to be a legitimate Caroline County email address for all 2017 employee W-2 information. Unfortunately, copies of all 2017 employee W-­2 forms were provided before we discovered that the request was made from a fraudulent account that appeared to be from our County Administrator. This affects every person who was employed with the Caroline County government, Sheriff’s Office, Circuit Court, or State’s Attorney’s Office during calendar year 2017, whether in a full- or part-time capacity. We discovered the fraudulent nature of the request on February 27, 2018 and have been working tirelessly to investigate and to mitigate the impact of the attack.

Please visit for additional information on the incident and access a checklist of actions employees can take to help protect their identities. Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources with questions regarding their specific situation or concerns at (410) 479-4043.

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