The Georgia State Patrol was reportedly the target of a July 26 ransomware attack that has necessitated the precautionary shutdown of its servers and network.

Per local news affiliate WHNT, the GSP has confirmed that the incidence could slightly impact response times; however, members of the force still have other channels of communication such as radio dispatch to perform their duties and coordinate responses to accidents and other events. A separate report by WGCL said the public should see "little to no" direct effect.

GSP is a division of Georgia's Department of Public Safety, where an employee first reported the attack after receiving an odd notification on his or her computer.

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