Skip to main content

COVID-19 Updates, Testing and Vaccines

Stay up to date

Buncombe County Responds to Log4j Advisory

On Friday, an advisory was issued about a critical flaw in a Java-based software known as “Log4j.” This software is widely used by companies like Apple, Twitter, and Tesla, and also Buncombe County Government. The flaw makes networks vulnerable to potential hackers who then can breach networks. At this time, our systems have not been exploited or compromised.

It’s our goal that none of our users will be impacted, either internally or externally. We know that nothing is more important than protecting our data, and our IT team is continuing to find, manage, and patch vulnerabilities to protect the integrity that data. We will continue to review external services and potential third-party exposures that may affect our organization directly.

We are not alone in this response. It’s estimated that this vulnerability could impact tens of millions of applications, and the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about it. We’ll continue to provide updates throughout the response.

Filter News:

Translate Options

Article Information

Updated Dec 16, 2021 12:57 PM
Published Dec 15, 2021 02:14 PM

Previous Article: Commissioners Talk Priorities, Community Needs at Budget Workshop
Next Article: Employee Spotlight: More Than 300 Children in Foster Care Receive Presents Through the Wish List Effort