City of Wichita informs residents of cyber security incident – KWCH

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The City of Wichita says certain city systems were encrypted by malware on Sunday.

At 5:19 p.m., the City of Wichita sent out an alert with the following information:

The City says the computer network and some systems are shut off to prevent the spread of the virus. Due to this shut-off, certain online services are temporarily unavailable. They did not specify which systems were affected, and the impact on residents’ data is currently unknown.

First responders are still available at this time.

Payments made to the City, such as court citations and water bill payments, are unavailable.

The City says it’s working with third-party specialists to safely and securely restore the computer network. They do not have a timeline as to when the system will be restored and services will be made available.

For more information on this situation, you can visit the City of Wichita’s website here.

We’ll continue to provide updates to this story as they are made available.

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