Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency in New
Orleans Friday after a cyberattack.
The city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency
Preparedness said the city’s network saw phishing attempts and
suspicious activity that forced it to shut down servers and all
government computers as a precaution.
“Out of an abundance of caution, all employees were immediately
alerted to power down computers, unplug devices & disconnect
from WiFi,” the city said on Facebook.
Mayor Cantrell said that ransomware was detected but no ransom
had been detected.
No city employee information was compromised in the cyberattack
and the 911 system was not affected, the city said.