City of Oakland declares state of emergency after ransomware attack

Attack is causing delays in responses to non-emergencies

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City of Oakland now in state of emergency after ransomware attack
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City of Oakland now in state of emergency after ransomware attack

The City of Oakland in California has declared a local state of emergency, as it continues to grapple with a ransomware attack that began on 8th February.

Interim city administrator G. Harold Duffey announced the state of emergency on Tuesday, explaining it would help speed up the city's response and enable the procurement of materials and equipment....

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