Page warns of hacking due to Ukraine-Russia conflict


St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

Cyber-attacks and hacking could become more common soon as a result of the Ukraine-Russia conflict County Executive Sam Page warned March 23.

Page said the government can take steps to protect itself, but it’s up to the individual to be on the lookout for hacking attempts into personal information.

“Our IT experts say the best way to avoid getting hacked is to pay attention to emails you receive,” Page said. “If you get an email from someone you don’t know and it contains a link, don’t open it. If it’s a work email, report it to your IT department.”

If the email is from a known address with a strange link, don’t open it and attempt to contact the person another way.