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Dunedin email, some web services down after ‘cybersecurity incident’

The city did not elaborate on the incident, which comes almost two years after a cyberattack imperiled another north Pinellas city’s water supply.
The city said Wednesday that a "cybersecurity incident" had prevented access to city emails and some online services.
The city said Wednesday that a "cybersecurity incident" had prevented access to city emails and some online services. [ ARIELLE BADER | Times ]
Published Oct. 5|Updated Oct. 5

A “cybersecurity incident” has left the city of Dunedin’s email addresses and some online functions unusable, the city said Wednesday morning.

Online permit payments, utility billing and inspection scheduling are among the unavailable services, according to a city news release. It specified that the problem has not imperiled its water or wastewater treatment facilities. In February 2021, a cyberattack on the water supply of another north Pinellas County city, Oldsmar, made national news, as experts said it highlighted the fragility of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Related: Oldsmar’s water supply attack is a warning, experts say. It could’ve been worse.

Dunedin officials did not elaborate on this week’s incident, which the city discovered Tuesday, according to the release. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, a spokesperson said.

City phone lines are working, according to the Dunedin release, and the city will issue updates via social media and its website, dunedin.gov.

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