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North Carolina city’s computers shut down due to virus

April 10, 2019 GMT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has shut down most of its computers after what officials say was a virus attack.

News outlets report that a spokesman for the city of Greenville said even with the shutdown on Wednesday, all public safety systems are functioning, and they have no reason to believe any personal information has been compromised.

City communications manager Brock Letchworth said while other city operations are continuing as normal, people who want to pay bills must do so with cash.

Officials say it’s too early to know if a ransom virus was involved in the attack. Signs of the virus were first notice by a member of the Greenville Police Department early Wednesday.