Woodruff Arts Center’s IT systems compromised; investigation launched

Woodruff Arts Center

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Woodruff Arts Center

Credit: AJC File Photo

Credit: AJC File Photo

An investigation has been launched after an unauthorized third party breached the network security of the Woodruff Arts Center’s systems, resulting in a significant information technology system outage.

An outside forensics firm has been called in to assist with securing its systems, and law enforcement has been notified, according to the organization’s statement Friday afternoon. It’s unclear which agency was notified.

“We have no evidence that any personal or financial information has been accessed, and our review of this matter remains ongoing,” the statement said.

The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art all remain open for performances and visits, the statement said. Tickets can be purchased at the Woodruff Arts Center box office or the High Museum of Art.

The latest information about ticket purchasing and any updates can be found on the Woodruff Arts Center’s websites. Patrons can also call High Guest relations at 404-733-4575 or the Woodruff Arts Center box office at 404-733-4200 for questions regarding tickets and performances, while those with questions about the outage can call 800-270-9514.

“We are working to address the network outage and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons and community,” the statement continued. “We remain committed to taking steps to further enhance our network security infrastructure in an effort to prevent incidents like this from happening again.”

No other details were released.

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