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Kingman struggles to emerge from under cyberattack

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Mar 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-04 14:05:23-05

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Kingman officials say municipal employees aided by Arizona National Guard technology personnel continue working to unravel a cyberattack that targeted the city’s computer system.

The attack last Friday knocked down the system, with results that included no access to email and loss of customers’ ability to pay utility bills online. City officials said in a statement that the extent of the attack remained undetermined and that backup servers and other equipment must be checked.

Days later, the extent of the attack remained underdetermined. City spokeswoman Coleen Haines said backup servers and network drives have to be reviewed to make sure they weren't infected.