Data, including personal information, may have been stolen from Torrance systems through a ransomware attack, and has been published to the internet, the city announced Thursday.

The ransomware attack happened on March 1, and the stolen data may include personal information of “employees and others,” according to Torrance Cable and Community Relations Manager Michael D. Smith.

The city, which learned on Monday that the data was published online, is working with law enforcement and a forensic firm to investigate the source of the data breach.

“We sincerely apologize and regret any concern this incident may cause our employees and others who interact with the city,” Smith said.

Further information was not available.

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