Cyber Attack Hits City of Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Florida – The City of Pensacola was hit with a cyberattack just three days after Naval Air Station Pensacola was attacked in Florida, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson announced on Monday.

So far, it is unknown if the Pensacola cyberattack is related to the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting.

“Our computer people were working through the weekend to see what was happening,” Robinson said “We’ve been sort of looking to reevaluate our entire IT system and so we’ll keep doing that,” FOX Business reported.

“We are, at this point, going in two different directions. We’re approaching it from a legal standpoint and trying to work forensically that way and figure out who this was. And two, where do we go from here in putting our system back together.”

It is not clear yet if records maintained by the city, including Pensacola Energy, have been compromised, reports WEAR-TV.

“The City of Pensacola has experienced a cyber incident, and we have disconnected much of our city network until the issue can be resolved,” the City of Pensacola announced.

“Our IT Department is working diligently to resolve the issue. In the meantime, some city services have been impacted, including city emails and phones, 311 customer service, online payments including Pensacola Energy and City of Pensacola Sanitation Services.”

911 and emergency services were not impacted and continue to operate, the City added.