LONG BEACH, Calif. – As the result of a cybersecurity network investigation, computer and digital systems in Long Beach will be offline Thursday and are expected to be offline for several days, city officials said.
The Long Beach Department of Technology of Innovation initiated an investigation on Tuesday, in conjunction with the city’s cybersecurity consultant firm and the FBI. Through the investigation it was determined a network security incident occurred.
City officials said the technology and cybersecurity teams are working to identify the source and scope of the incident, assess potential vulnerabilities and implement additional security measures. The teams are also gathering recommendations on response and recovery plans.
There is no indication the incident affected the city’s public safety systems, including the emergency communications center or emergency response operations for the police and fire departments.
The 911 services for emergencies is still in operation and the non- emergency city services are available by calling 562-435-6711.
City email and phones systems are expected to remain available and City Hall facilities and departments will be open as scheduled, city officials said.
There might be some delays with systems and services as the city resolves the incident.
Additional details are expected to emerge as the investigation continues.
The Long Beach website will not be available and accessible during the investigation but updates will be posted at longbeach.gov starting Thursday.
The Long Beach social media pages and platforms on Facebook, Instagram and X are not affected by the investigation and are accessible. Use #LBAlert for updates.