The city of Antwerp, Belgium, is working to restore its digital services that were disrupted last night by a cyberattack on its digital provider.
The disruption has affected services used by citizens, schools, daycare centers, and the police, which have been working intermittently today.
An investigation is ongoing, but the little information available points to a ransomware attack from a threat actor that has yet to be disclosed.
According to Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN), the hackers were able to disrupt Antwerp’s services after breaching the servers of Digipolis, the city’s digital partner that provides administrative software. The publication also notes that almost all Windows applications have been impacted.
Phone service for some departments was also unavailable. Alexandra d’Archambeau, a councilor member for the district of Wilrijk, said earlier today that the city’s email service was down.