"We apologize for the inconvenience," the county said Friday in a Facebook post. "Please call 770-254-2601 before coming to any County office to check operational status. You can renew tags online at https://mvd.dor.ga.gov/tags/index.aspx We will provide further updates as they become available."
In March, the city of Atlanta faced a ransomware attack that caused outages of various internal and customer applications, including some that prevented customers from paying bills and accessing court information. The attackers demanded roughly $51,000 in bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that allows for anonymous transactions online.
The attack also wiped out years of Atlanta police footage from officers’ patrol cars. Atlanta police Chief Erika Shields told AJC.com earlier this month the lost footage could compromise cases. It is unclear how many investigations are affected.
The attack could potentially cost taxpayers $17 million, making it one of the most expensive suffered by local government in 2018.
—Staff writer Stephen Deere contributed to this report.
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