SAMMAMISH, Wash. — The city of Sammamish's computer system was under a ransomware attack on Wednesday.
Interim City Manager Larry Patterson declared an emergency, which allows the city to bring in a security expert to help deal with the incident.
City officials said as of 6 p.m., the city's internal shared files have been affected.
City officials said the security expert will assist the city with:
- Assessing which systems have been affected.
- The level of penetration.
- What will be required to release the data.
The city said it is actively working on two fronts -- one to deal with the attack itself; the other is to implement business continuity measures.
Officials said as a caution to protect our residents and businesses, we have taken down MyBuildingPermit and our map services.
City officials are investigating.
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