FBI says no link found between Pensacola cyberattack and Navy base attack

Posted at 12:51 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 05:48:50-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- The FBI said it has found no signs of any link between a cyberattack on computer systems of a Florida Panhandle city and the recent attack at the naval air station there in which a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others.

Officials in the city of Pensacola became aware of the cyberattack early Saturday, hours after Friday's shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Much of the city's computer system remained offline Monday morning. The FBI said in a tweeted statement Monday that the agency has not identified any connection between the two events, adding its preliminary investigation continues.