Court Building Closed After Alleged Ransomware Attack

Dallas Municipal Court Building | Image by Photo Spirit

The Dallas Municipal Court building was closed Monday and will not reopen until the end of May.

Dallas City officials announced that it would be shut until May 29.

This notice came after alleged ransomware attacks impacted city operations with ongoing effects.

Dallas City officials announced that an apparent ransomware attack had impacted multiple services on May 3.

The attack had impacted multiple operational abilities, programs, and databases, including website access, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

The City has since seen ongoing issues after this attack. One of the most recent issues that the city continues to experience is the inability to fulfill open records requests.

Jason Evans, public information officer with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, told The Dallas Express that the department was also experiencing system irregularities on Monday.

Due to ongoing issues from this cybersecurity attack, City officials have chosen to close the municipal building for the remainder of the week.

“During this time, we cannot accept payments in person, online, or by phone,” said officials in a notice. “There are also no court hearings, trials, or jury duty. All cases scheduled during the outage will be reset,” they continued.

Dallas officials said that updated court dates will be mailed to addresses on file once the city and that any payments or documents due for submission will be processed once their system is back online.

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