Springfield hit with repair costs from computer virus

Friday, February 20, 2009 | 12:13 p.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD — The city of Springfield is facing about $12,000 in costs to deal with the effects of a computer virus that hit this month.

Along with the $12,000 in costs, city employees have had to work several hundred hours of overtime to solve problems created by the bug that struck Feb. 2. The virus blocked city workers from accessing or sending data and kept the public from getting certain information.

The virus also shut down the city's Web site and others affiliated with it. Its cause is unclear.

Computers in most departments are up and running again, but the police, health and parks departments are still dealing with some inconveniences caused by the fallout.


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