unknown attacks Newport News Public Library

Incident Date:

May 18, 2023

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unknown attacks Newport News Public Library


Newport News Public Library




Newport News, USA

Virginia, USA

First Reported

May 18, 2023

A failed cyber attack knocked out Newport News Public Library branch computer for the past three weeks.

While IT security measures blocked the attack, officials shut down all computers as soon as it was identified. Public computers, printing, faxing, and scan-to-email services have all been unusable since April 25th.

“The attempt failed. We caught it. So they didn’t come in and take over our system. We caught it very early,” said city spokesperson Kim Lee. Lee has stressed that hackers did not steal any personal information.

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