Access to Riviera City data has been locked since May 29, this year, when a Riviera Beach police department employee opened an email and unleashed ransomware on the city’s network.
The ransomware locked files and shut down all the city’s services. Operations have been down ever since, with the exception of 911 services, which were able to continue to operate, although limited.
The city’s website, email server, billing system, and everything else has been down ever since, with all city communications being done in person, over the telephone, or via posters.
The city has been having a hard time recovering from the incident ever since.City officials held a first meeting on June 3 when they authorized $941,000 for 310 new desktop and 90 laptop computers and other hardware so that the city could rebuild its IT infrastructure following the incident.
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