After hearing reports today of heightened security at local data centers and nearby office buildings, The Burn reached out to county officials and local authorities. While the parties we spoke with denied any specific threat against a Loudoun County business, online discussions about targeting data centers have led to heightened awareness and coordination among the data center community and local authorities. This evening, The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement to The Burn.

“We are aware of information online regarding potential threats to data centers. At this time the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has no information regarding any credible threat directed against any Loudoun-based business or county government facility. We are working with the data center community, as well as other local businesses and our county partners to assist with any security concerns. We remind residents and businesses to report any suspicious activity by calling the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021 or by dialing 911.”