Kenner Mayor Activates EOC Due to Cybersecurity Threat


Photo courtesy of City of Kenner

On Thursday, Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn ordered a Level 1 activation of the city’s Emergency Operations Center due to a possible cybersecurity threat.

On Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Emergency Declaration due to an ongoing cyberattack affecting several local government agencies, including school systems in Sabine, Morehouse, and Ouachita parishes in north Louisiana have been affected by ransomware attacks.

So far, none of Kenner’s computer servers have been affected.

“It is strongly advised that email recipients not open any unusual or suspicious emails or attachments. That is how these cyberattacks have gained access to local government computer systems,” the city posted in a statement.

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