Knox Co. sheriff's official: Hacker may have hit work computer

Knox County sheriff's official: Hacker may have hit work computer


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Freedom of Information Request by the Knoxville News Sentinel has turned into an investigation into possible hacking of a high-ranking sheriff's office employee's computer.

Assistant Chief Deputy Lee Tramel says he's concerned someone may have hacked into his office computer while he was on vacation.

Tramel has contacted the FBI and Knox County's IT Department, which is looking into the hacking allegation.

Tramel's email list was obtained by the newspaper and is the subject of a Freedom of Information Act request.

Editor Jack McElroy said Monday the newspaper does not comment on such requests, but added, "The Sentinel did not hack into or have any knowledge of anyone hacking into Lee Tramel's computer."

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