Clay City Hall server hit by virus
By Lee Weyhrich
The Clay City Hall server was recently hit by a computer virus, it was reported at Monday’s Clay City Council meeting.
The virus attacked on computers and the server, said SBM Systems’ Jeff Wilson. He believes the virus came in through an email.
“Do not ever open an attachment to someone you do not know,” Wilson said. “This virus, Cryptolocker, destroyed every document on our computers and server.”
Wilson said that sometimes attachments or links might come from a familiar person. These should only be opened if the attached files are expected.
“Without the backup system Jeff installed back in January — after we took office — we would have lost everything going back to 2004,” Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon said.
Almost every document was recovered due to numerous, redundant backup systems.