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Town Hall cyber-attack Day 3: 9-1-1 is OK; state and federal agencies are on the case

July 14. By Dave Yochum. We’re now into the third full day of a cyber attack on Town Hall and some services in Cornelius remain unavailable. Meanwhile, the situation is being managed at the state level, a town official said, with input from federal and local agencies. “Services most affected are those delivered over the […]

Town Hall still affected by cyber threat, but 9-1-1 is working

July 13. You can—and should—call 911 in the case of an emergency, but Town Hall is still reacting to a cyber threat first detected Tuesday evening. The town operates its own 911 center, separate from Mecklenburg County. Cornelius police can be reached at 704-892-7773, which is not affected by the ransomware. Services most affected are […]


911 center not affected by ransomware on Town of Cornelius device

July 12. The Town of Cornelius has stabilized a potential cyber threat that may delay or suspend some services provided by the town.The threat, detected last night, was caused by ransomware located on a town device. It was detected early by staff. Importantly, 911 calls are not affected. All on-site technology has been disconnected from […]

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Cyber-bully attacked key community Zoom meeting

March 8. By Dave Yochum. A cyber-bully hijacked a Zoom meeting of the Smithville Community Coalition, startling and insulting a variety of attendees with the n-word and pornographic images. The meeting had several senior citizens participating when the obscene images took over the screen, according to Willie Jones, a member of the coalition who is […]