Cyber Attack Blamed for Alabama City’s Email Shutdown

October 29, 2014

City officials in Mobile, Ala., say its email system is functioning after a shutdown they blame on a cyber attack. reports that the six-day shutdown started on Tuesday afternoon.

City officials say anyone who sent an email to city employees or departments last week, including police and fire, should resend those messages.

City spokesman George Talbot says no citizen’s private information was compromised during the attack. He says authorities are investigating.

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