Schenectady County gov’t website knocked offline by cyberattack


Schenectady County, N.Y. had to shut down its government website as it tries to dig out from a cyberattack.

TheDaily Gazette reported some operations were not affected by the malware, including 911 central dispatching center, the Glendale Nursing Home, Board of Elections, public health senior and long-term care, department of social services and the county library system.

The attack was noticed by county employees on Wednesday and restoring the county’s network is expected to take about a week, during which time the website will be kept offline.

A county official told The Daily Gazette there is no indication so far of a data breach.

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