One month after the incident, a cyber attack on the City of Cape Girardeau is still causing "confusion and chaos" as staff attempts to restore city services and networks.
“It really had a very significant impact on our normal, day-to-day operations in the city.” - Deputy City Manager Molly Mehner
With much of the city's network compromised, the city's 700+ employees are struggling to get their jobs done.
If the city government does don’t invest to protect the network, a similar hack could happen in the future.
As the dust settles, the city is making plans for future cybersecurity protections.
The city should educate city staff on avoiding emails with suspicious and potentially harmful downloads.
And we couldn't agree more with that conclusion!
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