“This could result in affected courts reverting to a paper process,” Shaw said. “Our initial goal is to restore these services to avoid any possible delays to the public caused by temporarily reverting to a paper process.”
He didn't identify the courts and applications that have been affected, saying that information could aid bad actors.
The Administrative Office of the Courts is part of the Georgia's court system, with about 60 full-time employees. It maintains court documents, provides computer applications to some local courts and publishes guidance on court operations.
It's unclear how long it will take to fully restore the agency's network. The Administrative Office of the Courts is posting a link to the child support payment worksheet until the child support calculator website is restored.
“Every single line of code has to be reviewed,” said spokeswoman Aimee Maxwell on Friday. “We are working on getting the subdomains from the website up, but each one of those has to go thru a full security threat assessment.”