by John Glidden | Feb. 4, 2021
VALLEJO – An unspecified hardware failure is being blamed for knocking the city of Vallejo websites offline for nearly two days.
Vallejo spokeswoman Christina Lee confirmed that the outage was not caused by a ransomware attack on the city, when asked by JohnGlidden.com Friday morning.
“This is definitely an issue that the host is having and we are waiting to get answers from them on what the issue is and what their estimated time of restoration is,” she added.
That host company, Intrado, said the disruption in service was due to hardware failure and not a cyberattack.
“We’ve started the process of restoring service to customers,” the company said in a notice about the outage.
On Friday, the city launched a temporary homepage, giving visitors the ability to access permit services, council agendas, and water billing.
Hours after the outage began, the city clerk’s office sent out a link to next week’s Vallejo City Council meeting agenda. The email also included a message about the outage, stating that the “company that hosts the City’s website is having global issues.”
A message posted to both websites states that the websites are “currently experiencing technical difficulties.”
“Our technicians are working to restore service. We hope to have the site up momentarily. Please check back in a few minutes,” the message reads.
Check back as this is an ongoing story.