Brockton Police Computers Taken Offline In Cyberattack

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Brockton Police Department reported a cyberattack on its computer systems on Wednesday. The city said the police department's "vital policing functions" — like patrolling the city and responding to emergency calls — haven't been affected.

The city said other departments have taken "precautionary measures," and said it has no reason to believe the police department was targeted.

Brockton IT staff was still working to completely restore the computer systems mid-afternoon on Wednesday. The department said it had notified state and federal officials of the attack.

Mayor Robert Sullivan's Office did not mention where the attack had come from or when it was first discovered, and would not provide any more information.

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