Las Vegas had an unwelcome visitor in the form of a cyberattack that struck early in the morning of January 7 that caused some service interruptions that have since been resolved.
On the same day that the massive International CES event kicked off, city officials reported what they called a “cyber compromise” taking place at about 4:30 a.m. No further details have been given on what type of incident took place, but as of January 8 the city tweeted it had avoided a major problem and all systems were up and running.
dir=”ltr”>Following yesterday’s cyber compromise, we have resumed
full operations with all data systems functioning as normal. Thanks to our
software security systems and fast action by our IT staff, we were fortunate to
avoid what had the potential to be a devastating
situation.</p>— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) <a
8, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async
“When aware of the attempt,
we immediately took steps to protect our data systems. We will have a clearer
picture of the extent of the compromise over the next 24 hours,” the city said immediately
after the attack was made public.
The only obvious impact was
some brief service disruptions and Las Vegas officials do not believe any
information was compromised.
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