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The cities of Pleasant Hill and Oakley both experienced cyber security incidents on Thursday.

Officials from the city of Pleasant Hill said Friday that their IT professionals detected a cyber intrusion that targeted the city’s computer servers Thursday afternoon and responded quickly to isolate the threat, but they don’t yet know the extent of the intrusion. The Pleasant Hill Police Department is investigating the incident.

The city of Oakley was also hit Thursday afternoon. In response to a ransomware attack, the Oakley city manager declared a local state of emergency.

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