City of Cleveland still working to fully restore systems impacted by a cyber attack

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2024

Early this week, the City of Cleveland suffered a cyber attack that impacted multiple services. The City is working to restore impacted systems.

On Monday, the City of Cleveland announced it was the victim of a cyber attack and was forced to take some of its systems offline to contain the threat.

The City is still working to restore impacted services, it added that emergency services and utilities were not affected. The incident did not expose taxpayer information held by the CCA and customer information held by Public Utilities.

City Hall and Erieview will be closed for the entire week, the City Hall reopened only for the employees on June 12, 2024.

“Basic City services are functioning normally. Despite adapting to limited IT capabilities, public safety, public works, public utilities, and airport teams are actively working for City residents.” the City wrote on X, the platform used to provide updates on the incident to the citizens.

The City of Cleveland is investigating the incident with the help of law enforcement and key partners to determine the scope of the security incident.

The city did not share information about the attack; however, the shutdown of the IT systems in response to the incident suggests the involvement of ransomware. As of this writing, no ransomware group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, cyber attack)

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