Oyster Bay town shuts down e mail, personal computers after specialized difficulties, officers say

The town of Oyster Bay has shut down laptop methods and e-mail as it investigates “technical problems” in its information and facts engineering community, a city spokesman said.

“The method was shut down as a precaution, nonetheless, it currently seems to be restricted to e mail,” spokesman Brian Nevin wrote in a text Wednesday. Nevin mentioned the city has not misplaced any email messages and its info is backed up.

The town’s email method has been down since at the very least Monday, producing e-mails to town officials to bounce back as undeliverable. The city expects the electronic mail system to be fully restored by Saturday, Nevin explained.

Nevin mentioned city employees and an exterior contractor haven’t determined the trigger.

But the town has not received a demand for money, as happens in ransomware assaults when hackers encrypt victims’ info and only restore it immediately after they’ve been paid out.

“They are even now hoping to recognize the problem,” he claimed in an interview Wednesday.

The tax receiver’s desktops have been introduced again up, he claimed.

“We’re bringing significant functions back again initially,” he stated.