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City of Wichita disclosed a data breach after the recent ransomware attack

May 17, 2024

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On May 5th, 2024, the City of Wichita, Kansas, was the victim of a ransomware attack and shut down its network to contain the threat. The city immediately started its incident response procedure to prevent the threat from spreading and announced an investigation into the attack.

Wichita is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Sedgwick County. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 397,532

The investigation was conducted with the help of third-party security experts and the city also notified federal and local law enforcement authorities.

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