City Council to make adjustments to final meeting of 2019 following cyber attack

GF Default - Transition of power begins at New Orleans City Hall
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Published: Dec. 19, 2019 at 6:03 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Thursday is set to be the last New Orleans City Council meeting of the year but it may come with complications after a recent cyber attack.

Council members say the attack is still affecting thousands of computers and systems across the city.

New Orleans residents looking to get the agenda for Thursday’s meeting won’t be able to get it from the official website because it is still down following last week’s cyber attack.

The cyber attack, which occurred Friday is still causing several issues according to the City Council, including 4000 computers and devices.

City Councilmember at Large Helena Moreno says they are working along the city’s information technology office to restore the council phone systems and believe that email and online systems may take longer, possibly affecting Thursday’s City Council meeting.

Earlier this week, Mayor Latoya Cantrell gave an update on the attack, saying their scrubbing every city computer to make sure there are no threats even receiving help from over 50 volunteer state agents.

Thursday’s meeting will operate on a truncated agenda dealing with items that are on legal deadline or are time-sensitive in nature as well as ordinances on their first reading.

The meeting will not be livestreamed and will be archived

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