What is Ransomware? Georgia Court System Falls Victim to Cyberattack as Towns and Cities in Florida Pay More Than $1 Million to Hackers

A website and computer network which supports Georgia’s court system has been taken offline following a ransomware cyberattack that was discovered last weekend, officials say.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the Administrative Office of the Courts, Bruce Shaw, confirmed systems were compromised by ransomware and said servers had been taken down as investigators probed the incident, WXIA-TV (11 Alive) reported. The government website remains offline at the time of writing.

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