City of Alexandria investigating system hack

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Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 7:09 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 8:41 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - It appears the City of Alexandria is the victim of a hack.

In a post to its site, ALPHV Ransomware claimed that it targeted the city. The group has also been the source of previous local government hacks. ALPHV has previously stolen data from its victims, which it threatens to release if they are not paid a ransom.

City officials confirmed to KALB that there was a possible breach but denied any information was stolen. A statement released by the city said:

“The City of Alexandria was notified of a possible system breach. The matter is currently being investigated. All City operations are continuing as scheduled.”

We are continuing to follow the latest on this incident. We will update you as this story develops.

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