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TORRANCE, Calif., April 23, 2020- On April 20, 2020, the City of Torrance learned of data published to the internet that may have come from our systems in the course of a ransomware attack we experienced on March 1, 2020. We are working with law enforcement and a professional third-party forensic firm to analyze the contents of the data and investigate its source.
Some of the data may include personal information of employees and others. We sincerely apologize and regret any concern this incident may cause our employees and others who interact with the City. We are working hard to determine if this information originated from our systems and will notify affected individuals as soon as is reasonably possible. The investigation is ongoing, and we cannot provide any additional information at this time.
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TORRANCE, Calif., March 1, 2020 – At 2:30 a.m., computer systems at the City of Torrance experienced a digital compromise interrupting email accounts and server function. Safety operations continue to have access to communications. However, certain city business services are compromised.
The Transit store opening will be delayed until tomorrow at noon. City libraries will remain open during regular business hours.
Government agency cyber experts are currently investigating the source of the attack. Staff is working with the appropriate agencies to resolve all issues. Public personal data has not been impacted.
If you have questions regarding city business please contact the appropriate department. In the event of emergency call 911. For Non-Emergency Fire contact (310) 781-7042. For Non-Emergency Police contact (310) 618-5641. Stay informed by following us on Facebook and Twitter @TorranceCA and visiting www.CityofTorranceCA.com.
Updated 3.12.20 to update City's temporary website address