Ransomware Attack impacts City of Oakland, State of Emergency Activated

February 17, 2023


Oakland has declared a local state of emergency because of the impact of a ransomware attack. The state of emergency was declared to allow the City of Oakland to expedite orders, materials and equipment procurement, and activate emergency workers when needed. The ransomware attack impacted non-emergency services only, but many systems taken down immediately to contain the threat, are still offline a week later.

Incident Date

February 8, 2023

Estimated Cost


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified