Wichita City Ransomware Attack Shuts Down Services

July 6, 2024

INCIDENT

The cyberattack at the city of Wichita, Kansas water system targeted water metering, billing and payment processing. All water systems are secure. Other Wichita’s services were also affected and off line.

Hackers copied files from the city’s network, and the city shut down many online services, buying time to minimize the damage. Wichita will temporarily lean on paper records and performing more administrative chores by hand. The City will not shut off any water accounts. KSN News reported that al

Incident Date

May 3, 2024

Estimated Cost

CIty services down for >1 month

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source