LockBit ransomware gang now also claims City of Oakland breach

Another ransomware operation, the LockBit gang, now threatens to leak what it describes as files stolen from the City of Oakland’s systems.

The City of Oakland is yet to issue a statement regarding the claims made by the LockBit ransomware gang.

This is the second ransomware gang claiming to have stolen data from the City of Oakland after Play ransomware took responsibility in early March for a mid-February cyberattack.

“On February 8, 2023, the City of Oakland experienced a cybersecurity incident involving malware, which encrypted some of our systems,” the City of Oakland said in the letters sent to affected employees.

The City of Oakland also declared a local state of emergency on the same day because of the impact of the ransomware attack that forced it to take all its IT systems offline on February 8 until the network was secured.

The City of Oakland wouldn’t be the first ransomware victim breached multiple times within days or weeks.

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