City of Oakland issued a local state of emergency after recent ransomware attack


The City of Oakland disclosed last week a ransomware attack, the security breach began on February 8, 2023. In an abundance of caution, the City of Oakland has taken impacted systems offline, while they work to secure the impacted infrastructure.

The Information Technology Department notified local authorities and launched an investigation into the incident to determine the scope and severity of the issue.

The initial notice published by the City confirmed that its core functions (911, financial data, and fire and emergency resources) were not impacted, however, it warns the public of possible delays from the City due to the attack.