Virus Cripples Most City-Owned Computers In Union City

Devin Fehely reports:

Workers in Union City were struggling with a virus that has infected their computer systems and crippled most city-owned laptops and desktops, including many used by the police department.

“An area that’s been hit for police is not only the mobile desktop computers but also the computers located in our building that help officers provide reports,” said Lauren Sugayan, a city spokesperson.

Sugayan says the city’s emergency response system has been largely spared from the impact of the computer shutdown, in part, because the city of Fremont runs its 911 Dispatch Center. In addition, Alameda County provides fire services to Union City.

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