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Camden County sheriff’s dept. phone lines restored after FBI seizes courthouse computers

UPDATE 6:53pm: The Camden County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday its non-emergency phone line is working again after Monday’s county government-wide IT data breach. They say most of the phone lines to county offices were down. IT consultants brought in to help restore the lines are still working on a solution pending full restoration of internet service and installation of new servers.

As of Friday night, the county’s website was still down.

UPDATE 8:53am: Camdenton police confirm the Camden County Sheriff’s Department phone line is down. It says it can only communicate with deputies via radio. 911 lines are apparently not impacted.

UPDATE 9/22: It appears the main phone line for the Camden County Sheriff’s Department is down after FBI agents were seen seizing computers at the county courthouse Monday.

ABC 17 News noticed the website for the entire county appeared to be down Thursday morning. The link to the website saying “This page is not available.”

ABC 17 News tried calling the sheriff’s department to find out how they were getting information out with the website. That’s when ABC 17 News discovered the department’s main line appears to be down as well.

The number for the department saying, “Your call cannot be completed as dialed.” To compare, typically a dispatcher or an automated message would pick up regardless of what time of day it is.

ABC 17 News has emailed the sheriff’s department’s public information officer to find out if its website and phone lines are down. ABC 17 News has not yet heard back.

ORIGINAL: The Kansas City office of the FBI has confirmed to ABC 17 News that agents were at the Camden County courthouse on Monday.

The office also confirmed that computer equipment was removed from the building as part of an ongoing investigation.

FBI spokesperson Bridget Patton stated that this is an ongoing investigation and other details may be available in the future.

ABC 17 News will continue to monitor events as they unfold.

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