Henry County networks still offline five days after malware attack

Henry County's computer system remained down early Monday, five days after malware is suspected to have been planted in the south metro community's network.

Websites for various departments such as state court, tax assessor and board of commissioners continued Monday to be inaccessible. Public safety such as police and fire were not impacted by the malware.

County officials had said last week that the system may not be rebooted until some time this week at the earliest. The district is analyzing each individual server for any signs of malware before bringing them back online, county spokeswoman Melissa Robinson said.

The county was the second metro Atlanta government to have its computer network attacked by cyber criminals last week. The Lawrenceville Police Department said Friday ransomware had infected it system.

In that attack, criminals hijacked the department's body camera file footage and other department files, according to Channel 2 Action News.

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