Wednesday, 03 July 2024 14:51

Saratoga Springs Working with Local and Federal Law Enforcement in “Network Disruption” Discovered at City Hall

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Following the discovery of “suspicious activity” discovered at approximately 4 p.m. June 25 by a police officer attempting to legitimacy “access an account that they couldn’t access,” the Saratoga Springs called for two public meetings regarding a “cyber-event” on June 26 (which included an Executive Session) and June 27.   

Following both meetings, city Finance Commissioner Minita Sanghvi provided an update regarding the event, described by week’s end as a network disruption. 

“We have identified and contained the threat. The FBI is working through final pieces of the investigation, but there is no current and ongoing threat and no indication of further activity. The FBI will complete their forensic analysis and provide a report back to the city,” Sanghvi said. 

The city’s IT Director is working with county, state and federal law enforcement, including the New York State Police, FBI, and New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, to ensure that city systems are secure and are functioning properly. 

“This was not a breach, and it was not a failure of the city’s IT systems,” Sanghvi said. 

The city said it will provide additional detail following the conclusion of the FBI investigation, which is anticipated as being “in the coming weeks.” 

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