There is no indication that the attackers exploited the data in any way beyond the scheme to steal employee paychecks. As per officials, email retention procedures were changed after the attack. According to the most recent update, a cyberattack launched against county information systems on August 9, 2018, affected way more individuals than previously assumed or calculated. Officials from Ramsey County had initially announced that the email breach impacted only 26 employees. The breach tally has been on a hike spree since then, reaching to 117,905 in a September 2019 update.