Naperville City Website Crash

If you recently had difficulties using the city website, you are not alone.

A virus was found within the Naperville city website, leaving city staff without email for more than a week. The entire site had to be shut down to fix the problem.

“Obviously, bringing email and the city’s website down has had a significant impact on the way we do business,” said Naperville City Manager, Doug Krieger. “From a public safety stand point, that’s where we focused our efforts first, and then moved out to the other services effecting our residents.”

While the main site was down, residents could still access vital city information on a temporary website.

The lapse in service also affected emailing for other Naperville.il.us sites, including Naper Settlement.

City officials believe the hacker was person not a computer program and no credit card information was taken.

A criminal investigation is underway into the security breach.

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