The cities of Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Tijeras were shut down Wednesday by a ransomware attack. In a press release on Wednesday, officials in Bernalillo County disclosed the attack, saying they had taken affected systems offline and severed network connections. Most county buildings had to shut down and employees are working remotely to attempt to maintain services during the system outage. However, as employees cannot access the public databases, there is little they can do for now. The name and type of the ransomware used in the attack is unknown. The disruption is thought to have occurred between Midnight and 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 5.