(TheRedWire.com) – In Georgia, Fulton County officials have confirmed a recent hacking that affected the country’s government’s phone lines, tax system, and court system. However, the attack did not have any impact on the election subversion case.
On Monday the hack was confirmed with County Chair Robb Pitts noting that the outage is the result of a cybersecurity incident that is currently being investigated by law enforcement.
The county has been the center of several national headlines following the election interference case filed against 19 defendants including former President Donald Trump which includes charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The defendants are facing charges over their involvement in a scheme to alter the results of the 2020 presidential election results in the state.
Willis’ office has also put out a statement in which they confirmed that the case would be unaffected as all of the materials relating to the case were kept in a secure system that was separate from the one affected by the hacking. She added that the system used to keep the material for the election interference case is designed in a way that would make it very difficult for anyone to gain unauthorized access to the materials.
Still, operations were greatly affected by the filing outage according to the prosecutor’s office.
The Atlanta Police Department in an attempt to protect itself has stated that they were not opening any of the emails that had come from the district attorney’s office in an attempt to protect their own system.
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