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City of Stuart servers hit with computer virus

Posted: 6:10 AM, Apr 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-18 10:13:07Z
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STUART, Fla. — The city of Stuart's computer servers were hit with a virus last weekend, which is still impacting some services to the city.

According to a written statement from the city , access to some information systems is currently limited after a virus was discovered on April 13.

City spokesman Ben Hogarth said they are actively investigating the incident and working to bring all affected systems back online. Hogarth said the outage is impacting the city's email.

WPTV's news partner at TCPalm reported the virus was a ransomware attack, which froze the city’s servers.

City emergency services including 911 are unaffected.

Bill payment services are still available via check, credit card or an online payment by visiting www.cityofstuart.us.

The city said any late payments resulting from this outage will be waived.

For any questions or additional assistance, Stuart residents should call 772-288-5312.