City of St. Cloud hit by cyberattack

The city of St. Cloud was the target of a cyberattack on Monday morning, affecting phone lines and limiting the forms of payment accepted for some services, city leaders said.

Though several departments were impacted, the city’s government is operating “as best as possible” while the issue is resolved, according to a press release posted to the city’s website. In-person payments for Parks and Recreation events and services are temporarily cash-only, but online facility reservation payments and event registrations are still accepting credit cards.

The transfer station where residents can dump their garbage is only accepting cash payments right now, according to the press release.

All trash and recycling collection routes are to operate as scheduled. Police and fire rescue services are responding to calls.

Payments to external utility providers such as Toho Water Authority, Orlando Utilities Commission and the Osceola County Tax Collector’s Office are not affected by the problem.

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