Threat Management, Malware, Ransomware

Report: Ransomware attack disrupts Georgia’s court system


The state of Georgia's court system has reportedly been hit by a ransomware attack, according to local NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, citing Administrative Office of the Courts spokesman Bruce Shaw.

The website, which represents the Administrative Office of the Courts as well as the Judicial Council of Georgia is not operational as of 1:30 p.m. ET today.

WXIA reports that not all of the court systems' digital information systems were affected in the attack. However, the network was taken offline while officials worked with third-party experts to determine the attack's severity.

The city of Atlanta was vicitimized by SamSam ransomware in March 2018.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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