Detroit reports recent computer security breach affects city workers (updated)

Associated Press reports:

Detroit says a recent computer security breach affected files that contained personal identifying information of a large number of city employees.

The city says in a statement that Beth Niblock, Detroit’s chief information officer, plans to discuss the breach during a Monday news conference.

Read more on ABC.
I’ll update this post later today after there are more details revealed at the press conference.
Update: CBS Detroit reports that a breach involving malware that locked two files was detected on February 8. The malware was delivered when an employee clicked on a link in email.

According to Niblock, about 1,700 current and former fire and EMS employees were affected by this lock.

She said two of the targeted files did contain personal information.

It doesn’t sound like employee was actually accessed or acquired, but employees are being offered free credit monitoring services.

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