The City of Amarillo identified and prevented an online data breach over the weekend.
Kevin Walsh, Senior Consultant Secureworks stated that “Due to the City of Amarillo’s identification and quick containment actions, it appears that they prevented any destructive code from executing.
Without these actions, this could have been a far more devastating situation,”
At this time there is no evidence of a data breach, no information was lost and no ransomware deployed.
Out of caution, the COA’s email system will be unavailable this week while the IT department continues to comb through the network of systems to ensure that it remains secure.
All other City systems are operating, they will be able to issue permits, collect trash, accept utility payments along with other tasks.
Any community members needing to contact the city during this brief email outage should call the City Of Amarillo operator at 806-378-3000.