September 27, 2018
Contact: Tanya Castaneda, (619) 686-6330, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN DIEGO, Calif.: On September 27, 2018, the Port of San Diego issued an update from Chief Executive Officer Randa Coniglio regarding a cybersecurity incident that was first reported on Tuesday, September 25.
“The Port of San Diego continues to investigate a serious cybersecurity incident that has disrupted the agency’s information technology systems, and the Port’s investigation so far has determined that ransomware was involved in this attack. As previously stated, the Port has mobilized a team of industry experts and local, regional, state and federal partners to minimize impacts and restore system functionality, with priority placed on public safety-related systems. The team is currently determining the extent and timing of the incident and the amount of damage to information technology resources, and developing a plan for recovery. The Harbor Police Department continues to use alternative systems and procedures in place to minimize impacts to public safety. Port employees continue to have limited functionality which may have temporary impacts on service to the public, especially in the areas of park permits, public records requests, and business services. No further information is available at this time; updates will be provided as information is available,” said Port of San Diego CEO Randa Coniglio.
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