Weeklong ransomware attack on Oakland government drags on

Da Lin reports:

OAKLAND – 10 days after the City of Oakland experienced a ransomware attack, many of its departments remain shut down to the public.

Emergency services like police and fire are operational. The lobby at the Oakland Police Department is one of few places still open to the public, but there are signs alerting people the computers are down and they have limited services.


A spokesperson emailed a statement to KPIX 5 saying the network outage has impacted many non-emergency systems including the ability to collect payments, process reports, and issue permits and licenses. For example, the planning and building department is closed to the public, so some construction projects are on hold.

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