TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Miller County Tax Assessor Nancy Herron is seeking residents who had both their real and personal property taxes assessed during the Aug, 17 to Aug. 30 time frame. They need to call the Assessors Office at 870-774-1502
Herron said her office experienced a ransomware attack that apparently started about Aug. 19 and continued through Aug. 30.
"With the diligent work of employees, the county's IT (Information Technology) technicians, and ACT-Cama, our software provider, we were able to retrieve most of the assessment information," Herron said. "We found an electronic intruder and the data lost was only between of Aug. 17 through the 30th this year."
Herron added that once her office called the county's IT professionals, they were able to implement added security measures to the county's system.
Herron thinks somewhere around 100 people were affected. She said that those residents who either assessed their vehicles or added or removed a vehicle or assessed both their real and personal property for the first time during that 14-day time period, will need to call the Assessors Office. They can also email the office at [email protected] for verification or correction if needed.
Because of the attack, Herron said her office had to erase assessment information entered into the data system during that tw0-week time period as a precautionary measure.
"I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause," Herron said.