County in Georgia Impacted By Significant Cyberattack

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( – Authorities have launched an investigation into the recent cybersecurity attack that targeted Fulton County in Georgia at the end of January. The hacking incident resulted in major tech outages throughout the area.

On Monday, January 29, during a press conference, local officials revealed that they had learned about the cyberattack which impacted the tax and court systems as well as the government’s phone lines. The attack was also confirmed by Fulton County Chair Robb Pitts, who noted that the incident was under investigation by police.

Pitts argued that they do not yet have a specific timeframe for the restoration of these systems but that they requested that people remain patient during this time. He further explained that in the county they were taking the attack extremely seriously and that it was their highest priority to ensure that all sensitive information would be protected. 

He proceeded to state that officials were not aware of any sensitive information that had been transferred that related to any employees or citizens. He noted that while the investigation was still in its early phase, they wanted to keep the public informed about any available information. They added that they would continue to issue updates. 

This latest cyber incident comes after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) brought forward charges against 19 defendants, including former President Donald Trump, in an election interference case. The case deals with serious allegations brought against the defendants regarding the past election.

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