The pc system serving the Bossier Parish Court docket was “corrupted,” officers informed prospects Thursday. The service was unavailable since at the least late morning Thursday via Friday morning.
Makes an attempt to entry the system returned a message saying: “Unable to speak with the clerk’s server. Attempt once more later.”
Different parishes utilizing the ‘Clerk Join’ system, together with Caddo and Natchitoches weren’t affected. The pc hyperlink to courtroom information was restored to service by midmorning Friday.
The system is used to entry authorized information, similar to civil and felony circumstances, property transactions and courtroom filings.
Pc assaults have been within the information recently, with a latest ransomware assault on a pipeline interrupting the East Coast’s gas provide for 11 days. A virtually $4.5 million ransom cost was required to revive the service. And this morning, Microsoft introduced a cyber assault affecting authorities companies and human rights teams in 24 international locations, most in america. In line with news reports, some 3,000 e mail accounts at greater than 150 completely different organizations had been attacked.
Authorities suspected Russian actors in each assaults. Russia has denied involvement.
The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office computer system was hacked in 2019, in what was finally decided to be an inside job.
Bossier Parish Clerk of Court docket officers haven’t but launched public data concerning the reason for the native outage. BossierNow has contacted the Clerk’s workplace for extra particulars and can replace this text as new data turns into accessible.