Georgia electric company asking customers not to visit website after cybersecurity incident – WSB Atlanta

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has advised its customers not to use their website after a “cybersecurity incident.”

“We are advising all Sawnee EMC members not to use the sawnee[.]com website for any purposes. Specifically, do not attempt to log into the old website, and do not click on any link there,” the company said in a statement emailed to members.

Since they lost control of their original website, they have relaunched it at www.sawnee.coop.

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Sawnee EMC said the cybersecurity incident affected their external website that customers access and not any internal systems or data.

In addition to the new website, they told customers to use [email protected] when emailing their 24-hour customer call center.

Customers can ask questions through their call center at 770-887-2363.

Sawnee EMC serves parts of seven counties in north Georgia, including Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, and Lumpkin.

Sawnee EMC said a comprehensive investigation into the cybersecurity issue is underway.

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