QUINCY — The computer systems of the City of Quincy were hit with a cyber attack over the weekend.
Quincy Mayor Mike Troup said the attack apparently started at the Quincy Public Library before spreading through other departments.
“(The library) shares some servers here (City Hall),” Troup said. “The police noticed their laptops in their cars weren’t working correctly, as well as some of their telephones weren’t working. The Fire Department had similar problems. We started to take a look and then found it was bigger than that.”
Troup said 9-1-1 was never affected, despite some media reports over the weekend. There was also no impact on the city’s water or sewer system.
City departments cannot send or receive e-mails and cannot accept credit cards for payment of city services. If you want to pay your utility bill, you will need to do so with cash or check in person at City Hall until further notice.
Troup said City of Quincy IT staff are investigating the sources of the attack and have been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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