The town hall of Caen victim of a cyberattack!

Since Monday, September 26, the computer system of the Town Hall of Caen has been paralyzed due to a computer attack. Let’s do a check in.

It was in the preamble to the back-to-school municipal council that the news fell: the Town Hall of Caen suffered a cyberattack, this Monday, September 26, in the middle of the afternoon. Joël Bruneau, Mayor of Caen, told the Assembly: “We had to stop everything”while speaking computer servers that were shut down following this intrusion. Direct consequence on the city council, the usual live broadcast could not be set up, but despite everything the meeting could take place. The Mayor confirmed it on his Twitter account: “Due to technical constraints, the retransmission of tonight’s municipal council is not guaranteed.

This computer attack seems substantial and the disturbances should last several days. We learn that the official website of the city of Caen is unavailable, as is the messaging service used by employees. Nevertheless, public services are maintained according to the mayor’s office, even if the Civil Status service is now closed until further notice. Even if the public services are open, they will operate in degraded mode while waiting for IT services to be brought back online.

For the moment, we do not know the origin of the attack, nor even the type of malicious software which infected the servers of the Town hall of Caen.

Good luck to the teams!

I leave you with a photo of the beautiful Town Hall of Caen, because yes, Caen is my city!


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