Calif. police computer network hobbled by ransomware attack

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The Modesto police department has been hacked in recent days by ransomware, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the incident told The Bee late Wednesday.

While the extent of the damage is not fully known, the cybersecurity breach has disabled patrol vehicle laptops, causing officers to resort to "old school policing." Since the attack, officers must write down the details of the calls they receive from dispatch rather than receiving them through electronic communication.

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