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Wichita provides update on cyberattack

Wichita provides update on cyberattack

Wichita provides update on cyberattack


Wichita officials said a cybersecurity attack last week involved the copying of certain files without permission, and those files contained personal information

The city released a statement Wednesday morning

As part of our thorough review and assessment of this matter, we identified that certain files were copied from our computer network without permission between May 3 and 4, 2024. These files contained law enforcement incident and traffic information, which include names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license or state identification card numbers, and payment card information.

We identified that this matter is related to a recently disclosed security vulnerability that affects organizations throughout the world. Our technical teams have been working around the clock to put the mitigation measures in place to resolve the issue. Further, we are coordinating with law enforcement to investigate this matter further.

The city’s web site has more information on steps that people can take to protect themselves.   The information is available at www.wichita.gov/alert

The city said in the past week it has made progress in its secure recovery efforts, and it’s looking forward to resuming full operations.


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