WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The City of Wichita says certain city systems were encrypted by malware on Sunday. Certain services may be temporarily unavailable while systems are offline.

The city released the following statement in a press release Sunday: The City of Wichita values its constituents and prides itself on providing high-quality services to its residents. We regret to report that certain online City services may be unavailable as we thoroughly review and assess an incident that affected some of our computer systems. As part of this assessment, we turned off our computer network. This decision was not made lightly but was necessary to ensure that systems are securely vetted before returning to service. We will continue to provide updates on this matter at https://wichita.gov/1199/Alert


The City says that on Sunday, certain City systems were encrypted by malware. In response, the computer network and systems were shut down to prevent the spread of the malware. Certain services may be temporarily unavailable while systems are offline. The City is enabling business continuity measures, where appropriate, to minimize disruption and is working with third-party specialists to safely and securely restore the computer network.

The City did not specify which systems were affected.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport posted on social media, saying: "We are experiencing technical difficulties that are affecting our WiFi and our Arrivals/Departures updates. We are working on it. We’ll update you when it is resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience." 

The City says they are not naming the group claiming responsibility for this due to "operational security purposes."

"We are completing a thorough review and assessment of this matter, including the potential impact on data," the release said. "Detailed assessments of these types of incidents take time. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and respect for the integrity of this review process."

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