A public transit company ‘Pierce Transit’ operating in sections of Washington state, believed some of its systems were affected by a ransomware attack two weeks ago. The ransomware attack began on February 14 and required Pierce Transit to implement temporary workarounds, according to the company, which primarily serves Tacoma and the surrounding Pierce County region with bus, van, and carpool services. Every day, the transit system transports around 18,000 people. “Law enforcement has been informed, and third-party forensic experts have been retained to conduct a thorough investigation into the nature and breadth of the event. Crucially, this incident had no effect on our transit operations or the safety of our passengers; a spokeswoman told The Record. By February 28, the LockBit ransomware group had claimed responsibility for the attack and issued a ransom demand. According to a Pierce Transit representative, the agency was aware that the deadline had passed.