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City officials working to determine what led to City of Kingman cyberattack

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Aug 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 13:50:41-04

KINGMAN, AZ — Officials with the city of Kingman said they are still working to figure out how their systems were breached during a cyberattack earlier this year.

So far, investigators and cybersecurity specialists hired by the city have not been able to determine how the city's computer systems were breached in the February attack, the city said in a news release.

Through its investigation, the city said, "a limited number of individuals may have been impacted as a result of the cyber incident."

Those impacted should expect to receive a notice from the city, a news release said.

The city said government operations have been fully operational since April.

"The City did not lose control of its network as result of this incident, nor did it pay any criminals for any information," a news release said.

The city has been reviewing existing policies and procedures and plans to implement changed employee training to avoid any risk related to the latest cyberattack.

City officials advised residents to be aware of certain emails appearing to seem legitimate and remain vigilant against attempts to use scamming tactics to gain access to computer systems for possible cybercrimes.