Hackers attack Flagstaff police office

31 Jul

Associated Press:
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A virus has invaded a computer system used by Flagstaff police and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s office technical support said each department’s individual computers and servers were infected with a virus that allows somebody else to control the system and use the power of the system that has been taken over.

The most common side effect of the virus is locking out account users from the system.

Authorities said the virus is not designed to compromise personal or sensitive information.

A Flagstaff police spokesman said officers wrote their reports in their vehicles and stored the information on flash drives to be printed out in hard copy later.

Authorities aren’t sure when the computer system would be completely cleaned and fully back online.


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