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California city of Oakland declares state of emergency over week-long ransomware attack
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California city of Oakland declares state of emergency over week-long ransomware attack

Oakland, California has declared a local state of emergency as a result of the negative impacts of a crippling ransomware assault that last week completely shut down most city services. A municipal state of emergency was proclaimed by Oakland, California, government officials on Tuesday night, nearly seven days after a ransomware attack rendered the majority of city services unavailable. The statement was published on the City of Oakland website and was made by interim city administrator G. Harold Duffey. Declaring a local emergency enables the City of Oakland to swiftly acquire supplies and equipment read more California city of Oakland declares state of emergency over week long ransomware attack.