City of Sammamish: City's computer system under ransomware attack

VIDEO: FBI investigates ransomware attack on Sammamish city computers

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.

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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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