Source: New Orleans Declares State Of Emergency Following Cyber Attack | Forbes | David Winder

State of emergency declared by City of New Orleans

During a press conference, Mayor Cantrell confirmed that this was a ransomware attack. A declaration of a state of emergency was filed with the Civil District Court in connection with the incident.

NOLA Ready said that emergency communications had not been affected. Although the « Real-Time Crime Center » had been powered down, public safety cameras were still recording, and incident footage would be available if needed. The police and fire departments continued to operate as usual, and the ability to respond to 911 calls was not impacted.