Security breach on technology system in York closes City Hall, landlines down


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — A security system breach at York’s City Hall caused significant physical damage to the city’s information technology infrastructure, a spokesperson said.

The damage forced the closure of City Hall, shut down access to all city landline phone numbers, and limited services.

The breach happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Officers discovered Kevin Waller, 24, of Philadelphia on scene. Waller was charged with Burglary, Trespass, and Criminal Mischief in regards to this incident. 

The spokesperson said in a press release that Waller was arrested in another jurisdiction for an unrelated issue on Wednesday.

Staff was working to repair the damage so some web services are available but city files and services are limited.

Phone lines for York City Poice Department York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services and Wastewater Treatment Plant are still working.

Anyone with any additional information is encouraged to contact the York City Police Department at 717-849-2204 or

City Hall remains closed Friday. Landline phone numbers are still down, a number of services on the city’s website are not working.

All emergency and critical operations including the York City Police Department, York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services, and Wastewater Treatment Plant remain operational.

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