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City of Cleveland shuts down IT systems after cyberattack
2024-06-11 16:54

The City of Cleveland, Ohio, is currently dealing with a cyberattack that has forced it to take citizen-facing services offline, including the public offices and facilities at Erieview and the City Hall.

The disruption was first disclosed yesterday when the City's authorities warned that public services were reduced to essential operations due to a cyber incident.

At the same time, the City Hall and Erieview will remain closed for a second day.

The investigation so far has confirmed that taxpayer information held by the CAA and custom information held by public utility services was not accessed by the hackers.

At the time of writing, no ransomware groups have claimed responsibility for the attack on the City of Cleveland, and it is unclear what exactly has happened.

Local media reported that Mayor Justin Bibb referred to the incident as a breach, while the City's IT commissioner, Kim Roy Wilson, stated that they had detected abnormal activity in the City's IT environment.

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