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City of Oakley Hit With Ransomware Attack | #ransomware | #cybercrime


The City of Oakley announced that on Thursday, February 22, that it was subjected to a ransomware attack.

According to the city, the Information technology Division (IT) is coordinating with law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals and actively investigating the severity of the issue.

Emergency Services (9-1-1, police, fire and ambulance) are not impacted.

The city is following industry best practice and developing a response plan to address the issue. In abundance of caution, the City Manager has declared a local state of Emergency, the City’s Emergency Operations Center has been partially activated, and IT has taken affected systems offline while they work to safety secure and restore services.

The city said while work is being done, the public should expect delays in non-emergency services from the City of Oakley. They are also actively monitoring the situation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.



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