S.C. Gov. Haley warns of cyber threat in power outage emails

VIDEO: Haley warns of cyber threat involving power outage emails

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - State officials have learned of a cyber security threat involving emails about power outages.

Gov. Nikki Haley said the issue, which she called a "cyber situation," apparently began overnight.

"People will start receiving emails and they will tell you they have updates on outages and if you want to know the update on outages, click here," she said. "Once you click there, they get into your computer."

Haley reminded residents if they do not the person sending an email, they should delete the email and not click any link.

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