Pensacola officials confirmed that an ongoing cyberattack that began early Saturday morning is a ransomware attack.

While the city did not release any additional details, the Pensacola News Journal said city spokeswoman Kaycee Lagarde confirmed the attack included a ransom, something that Mayor Grover Robinson initially declined to discuss.

Jeff Bergosh, District 1 Commissioner on the Escambia Board of County Commissioners, posted a letter from the City of Pensacola IT department, describing actions taken in the wake of the attack, including notifying its SOC and increasing its alert activity as well as notifying DHS and monitoring firewall and antivirus logs.

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