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County learns of survey data loss PDF E-mail

Deliberate damage or power outage?

Whatever the cause, the server that contains all of Hamilton County’s GIS, city, villages and Homeland Security information has been compromised and the cost to the county could have been staggering.

While it was feared the cost to recover data from a corrupt hard drive, an internal backup and an external backup for the server in the surveyor’s office could total upwards of $100,000, it may end up costing the county a tenth of that amount.

That was good news for the county, but it came with a dose of bad news when Hamilton County surveyor Duane Katt told commissioners he believes someone entered his office at least twice after hours, breached the passwords and removed files before corrupting the hard drive and backups.

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