By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: Mohave County Division of Emergency Management and Kingman Police Department (Information and Press Release):
Kingman, Arizona: The City of Kingman became aware of a cyber attack throughout the entire computer system that occurred on Friday February 26th, 2021.
Picture: Mohave County Division of Emergency Management (Courtesy):
According to the Mohave County Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security, and Arizona National Guard Cyber Joint Task Force, under the Department of Emergency Management and Military Affairs (DEMA), has been in contact with the City of Kingman to combat this issue.
The Arizona National Guard Cyber Joint Task Force has been onsite with the City of Kingman Information Technology team as of Saturday, February 27th, 2021.
*** Public Press Release: Kingman Police Department: ***
On Sunday, the Kingman Police Department posted this message on their official Facebook page regarding the computer system issues at the City of Kingman.
At this time, the city has no access to email and can work with customers through phone calls and in person only.
Some operations will be manual only, and some operations will not be able to be completed until systems are back up and running; at this point it is unknown when all systems will be fully functional. Once again, the Municipal Court is unaffected.
The City of Kingman is continuing to work to discover the extent of the event.
The criminal investigation is ongoing, and we will update the public as we work with the AZ National Guard Cyber Joint Task Force.
The City of Kingman appreciates the quick action of the Governor’s Office and the expertise offered by the AZ National Guard Cyber Joint Task Force.
*** Public Press Release: Mohave County Division of Emergency Management: ***