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West Virginia Parkways Authority hit by cyberattack

November 12, 2021 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Parkways Authority was the victim of a cyberattack Friday but there is no indication that customer data was breached, an official said.

Parkways Authority Executive Director Jeff Miller said the attack affected only internal computer systems that handle email, telephones and various non-critical applications, news outlets reported.

“We have contained the incident and are in the process of conducting a thorough investigation with the assistance of state and federal cybersecurity experts,” Miller said.

The Parkways Authority operates the West Virginia Turnpike. It contracts with a third-party company on payment processing and E-Z Pass accounts for toll collections. All turnpike toll lanes were operating normally Friday.