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Huntsville mayor applauds response to cyber-attack in viral video

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Mayor Nancy Alcock of Huntsville praises the efforts to mitigate the impact of a cyber-attack that occurred on March 10. The town has reopened with limited services and is working diligently to resolve the issue, but no information on ransom demands or responsible groups has been released.

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Huntsville Mayor Nancy Alcock recently addressed the public via YouTube regarding a cyber-attack that hit the town on March 10. She commended the town’s precautionary measures, which helped to reduce the impact on some systems and online applications. Despite the attack, the town has reopened to the public with limited services.

No details have been disclosed about a potential ransom demand or the identity of the group behind the attack. The mayor stated that they are currently working with consultants to return systems to normal and are making every effort to resolve the issue promptly.

Folks requiring services from town hall are advised to call ahead to confirm if the desired service is available at this time. The cyber-security breach prompted the closure of town hall and the library; an incident response protocol was initiated immediately to contain impacted systems and neutralize possible threats.

Cyber-security specialists are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the cause and extent of the breach. While several medical clinics in the Barrie area have also been affected by recent cyber-security incidents, it remains unclear if these incidents are connected to those in Huntsville and Barrie.

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