Possible Cyber Attack Causing Headaches For Philadelphia’s Judicial Website


EXPECTED TO BE CHARGE WITH THE FALSE PUBLIC ALARM AND TERRORISTIC THREATS. A POSSIBLE, CYBER ATTACK ON PHILADELPHIA’S JUDICIAL WEB SITE, IN ADDITION TO COLLETTEING HEADACHES FOR EMPLOYEES IT IS CAUSING SOME DELAYS AND CONFUSION FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS THE COURT. OUR CLEVE BRYAN REPORTS FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER, IN CENTER CITY. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE IS NO ONE RIGHT NEW. REPORTER: ANXIETY, AGITATION AS SIGNER SHUT DOWN HITS WEEK TWO FOR PHILADELPHIA’S COURTS. LAST THURSDAY OFFICIALS WITH THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT ANNOUNCE THAT HAD A COMPUTER VIRUS FORCED THEM TO TAKE THE COURT’S WEB SITE, ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM AND EMPLOYEE E-MAILS OFF LINE. COURTROOMS, OFFICES AND MOST EVEN IF LINES CONTINUE TO OPERATE BUT DIGITAL DILEMMA IS CERTAINLY SLOWING DOWN THE WHEELS OF JUST ADVERTISE. I HAVE MOTION SITTING ON THE DESK. I CONTACT THAN NOT FILE THEM. I CANNOT GET HEARING DATES. I CANNOT GET THESE THINGS REMOVED FROM THE PEOPLES RECORD WHICH TAKES SOME WITHIN LONGER TO APPLY FOR A JOB, TO GET HOUSES, THINGS LIKE THAT REPORT REPORT COURT OFFICIALS RELEASE VARIED LITTLE DETAILS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE COMPUTER SYSTEM OTHER THAN TO SAY IT IS RELATED TO MALWARE AND NOT RANSOM WEAR VIRUS. HACKERS WANT MONEY. BALTIMORE CITY GOVERNMENT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A THREE WEEK LONG ATTACK THAT OFFICIALS SAY COULD COST 18 MILLION-DOLLAR TO RESTORE. ATLANTA HAS SAME THING HAPPEN LAST YEAR. EXPERTS SAY SOPHISTICATED VIRUSES AVAILABLE ON THE DARK WEBB, THEY ARE PARTICULARLY AFFECT ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFTEN OUT DATED WITH THEIR TECHNOLOGY. AGAIN, PHILADELPHIA COURTS TEA ANY THIS IS THE CASE BUT SOMETHING IS GOING ON. IT MAKES ALL OF OUR JOBS HARDER AND FEEL FOR COURT PERSONNEL AS WELL AND I THINK THE CITY HAS TO DETERMINE THAT THEY WILL ALLOCATE RESOURCE TOSS FIX THIS PROBLEM RIGHT AWAY. REPORTER: COURT OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO CHARACTERIZE COMPUTER SYSTEM SHUT DOWN AS A VIRUS INTRUSION AND IN THE I RANSOM WEAR ATTACK, PHILADELPHIA JURORS ARE EXPECT TO REPORT AS SCHEDULED IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AND WANT TO CONTACT THE COURTS WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEB

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