According to sources, City of Oakley (a Government organization in California) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-02-23.

2024-02-23
CITY OF OAKLEY HIT WITH RANSOMWARE ATTACK

“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 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. “

2024-02-26
California city declares state of emergency after ransomware attack

“The city manager for Oakley, California, declared a state of emergency to accelerate the city's response to a ransomware attack. “

“The San Francisco Bay Area city of Oakley, home to about 43,000 people, was hit last week with a ransomware attack, prompting the city manager to declare a state of emergency “out of an abundance of caution,” while the city’s technology division worked with law enforcement to investigate the extent of the attack.“

“According to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the purpose of a local emergency proclamation is to “provide extraordinary police powers, immunity for emergency actions, authorize issuance of orders and regulations, activate pre-established emergency provisions, and is a prerequisite for requesting state or federal assistance.” “

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