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Newburgh City Hall to re-open on Monday; Services being restored after cybersecurity attack

Newburgh City Hall to re-open on Monday; Services being restored after cybersecurity attack

NEWBURGH A week after the City was the target of a cybersecurity attack, Monday, June 17th, will see the reopening of City Hall in Newburgh and the offices located at 123 Grand Street.

The City of Newburgh experienced a network security problem that typically results in a downtime of 22–26 days, according to a statement from Acting City Manager Mike Neppl. Working nonstop for less than a week, the City’s Executive Team demonstrated amazing leadership and perseverance in getting the majority of City services back online. We still have work to perform and won’t stop until our residents’ services are fully restored.

A network security event was discovered by the City of Newburgh on Monday. As a result, several administrative and service functions of the City were interrupted, including the processing and acceptance of payments for permit fees, parking charges, water, sewer, and sanitation taxes. The officials of the city hired outside IT specialists and other expertise right away, and they are still working to get everything back up and running.

The organization that attacked Newburgh often targets bigger cities, according to Mid-Hudson News, which was informed by City of Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey on Thursday. Harvey continued by saying that the City just bought an insurance policy for cybersecurity. Generally speaking, cyber insurance can shield a municipality from financial losses brought on by a cyberattack by paying for expenses associated with data and network breaches, which can include identity theft and cyberextortion.

The Police, Fire, Water, Sewer, Sanitation, Engineering, and Recreation departments operated normally during the cybersecurity issue. The city’s email and phone systems will be operational again on Monday at 9:00 a.m. Over the course of the next seven to ten days, the City’s systems for processing and accepting payments will be phased in. During this time, a grace period will be provided for past-due payments for water, sewer, property taxes, and sanitation.


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