“Everything’s really the same,” she said. “We’re in recovery mode right now.”
The Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts has been slowly restoring affiliated websites such as the Juvenile Data Exchange of the Judicial Council of Georgia and the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, but the cite is not fully functional. The office said it had received a note demanding payment, but was not given further instructions.
“We can now confirm that it is ransomware and a note was found requesting contact but containing no further details such as amounts or demands,” the office said on its website.
Lieutenant J.O. Parker of the Lawrenceville Police said Monday the attack did not impact public safety operations, but hit email, online scheduling and training and forced officers to call in information like tag numbers and licences instead of inputting them into a computer. The department has not received a ransom demand as of yet.
“What officers have to do is radio everything in,” he said. “But we’re resourceful and using the old ways to make it work.”