City of Oakley a victim of ransomware attack | News | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

The City of Oakley learned on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22, that it was the victim of a ransomware attack, and the City Manager has declared a local state of emergency. 

The Information Technology Division (IT) is coordinating with law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals and  investigating the severity of the attack, the city said in a press release on Friday. Ransomware is 

a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

Emergency services are not impacted, the city said, and the City is following industry practices and developing a plan to  address the problem. 


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