LAPD Website Unexpectedly Offline; Ransomware Ruled Out, Cause Unclear


On Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department’s website went down due to an overload, officials said, despite claims on social media that an online group was responsible for the outage through their “cyber attack.”

It is widely believed that the Dark Storm group claims that its “cyberattack” was responsible for the downing of the website. 

However, Muniz said there was no evidence to suggest that that was true. Some claims have been made regarding the downing of the website. The LAPD has long planned for an upgrade to its website — with security being a major concern. The website contains general information about its bureaus, leaders, crime statistics, and other reports and documents published by the LAPD. 
After Lowriders claimed that law enforcement shut down their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in Elysian Park Sunday, they ended up in Pasadena. The Los Angeles Police Department reported they did not have the permits to hold the event and would increase traffic during the Dodgers’ game. The fact that neither side agreed on the date and time of this event is a disappointment. 
The LAPD Northeast Division Community Police Advisory Board has said that the event will take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The event is scheduled for between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The LAPD Media Relations Division Officer Drake Madison, who works in the Department of Media Relations, said that the w

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