Savannah city government recovering from malware attack
Feb. 17, 2018
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah officials are taking extra precautions to protect employees' email accounts and government computer servers as City Hall recovers from a malware virus attack.
Local officials said in a news release that city staff workers are currently unable to receive email attachments to help thwart further attack attempts. It's suspected the malware virus that infected city computers more than a week ago was caused by an email phishing scheme.
City Hall says its information technology staffers were able to halt communications between city servers to limit the spread of the virus.
City officials said some services were interrupted by the attack, but it appears no city data was compromised. Savannah IT workers launched a plan to examine every individual city computer to eliminate the virus.