The communication department of the municipality has just confirmed that the Norman city had been the victim of a cyberattack without wanting to provide further details before the end of the morning.
Reached by telephone, the civil status services of the town hall indicated that all appointments were canceled until further notice. “We were the victim of a cyberattack. We don’t know how the situation will evolve but we cannot access everything that is computer-related. As a result, we cannot honor appointments,” said an official. of civil status.
“The mailboxes in @caen.fr do not work,” added another executive from the town interviewed by AFP.
The city’s website and that of the Caen la mer agglomeration were inaccessible Tuesday morning, AFP noted. Mayor LR Joël Bruneau could not be reached immediately.
According to the city’s twitter account, the city council meeting held on Monday evening could not be broadcast on the internet.
The city of Caen has approximately 106,000 inhabitants, the agglomeration nearly 260,000.