Federal authorities are investigating a cyberattack on town of Pensacola, Florida, dwelling to the naval air residing where a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others on Friday.
“I can verify town of Pensacola has experienced a cyberattack and we bear disconnected grand of our city’s network till the challenge might per chance perchance per chance per chance additionally be resolved,” mentioned town’s spokeswoman, Kaycee Lagarde.
“As a precaution now we bear reported the incident to the federal authorities,” Lagarde mentioned, acknowledging the lethal violence at the Pensacola Naval Air Situation.
Metropolis officials modified into conscious of the assault at about 1: 30 a.m. Saturday, many hours after the shooting, but expressed warning about linking the 2 incidents — even supposing they weren’t sharp to outright dismiss any connections.
“It be too early to substantiate or dispel,” Lagarde mentioned. “That might per chance perchance per chance per chance smartly be a inquire of for the federal businesses.”
A spokesman for the FBI in Pensacola mentioned he couldn’t verify if his agency had a job in the cyberartack investigation.
Noteworthy of town’s laptop programs remained offline Monday morning. On the opposite hand, city officials wired that each one emergency products and services had been working, at the side of 911 products and services.
Some mobile phone lines to city locations of work weren’t working because town and federal authorities continued their investigation. Town’s electronic mail and a possibility of digital products and services had been down till extra undercover agent.
“We’re continuing to unbiased. We factual might per chance perchance per chance per chance ought to attain some issues a itsy-bitsy bit feeble-college, with pen and paper,” Lagarde mentioned.
But she couldn’t suddenly discuss how officials modified into conscious of the cyberattack.
“We set no longer ought to get into too many specifics attributable to security,” she mentioned.
Metropolis officials requested for persistence in a neighborhood composed grieving over the shooting at the navy set up, a central part of the native financial system and public lifestyles.
Investigators strive to assign whether the killer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, of the Royal Saudi Air Force, acted alone or became part of a bigger insist.