Tulsa computer system hacks stopped by security shutdown
May 21, 2021
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Most residents of Tulsa are being prevented from paying their water bills after the city shut down its computer network as a security measure following an attempted ransomware attack, a city official said Friday.
The attempted breach was stopped before any personal data was accessed, city spokesman Carson Colvin said. Tulsa detected malware in its network May 6 and immediately started shutting it down to prevent hackers from accessing anything sensitive.
"It didn't get far enough into the system to get personal data," Colvin said.
The primary effect of the shutdown �...