Atlanta (CNN)Residents can’t pay their water bill or their parking tickets. Police and other employees are having to write out their reports by hand. And court proceedings
for people who are not in police custody are canceled until computer systems are functioning properly again.More than six days after a ransomware attack shut down the city of Atlanta’s online systems, officials here are still struggling to keep the government running without many of their digital processes and services. The city said on Twitter that all court dates set for Wednesday will be rescheduled and all applications for jobs with the city are suspended until further notice.
On Tuesday officials told city employees to turn their computers and printers back on for the first time, part of an ongoing assessment of the impacts of the cyber breach, which took place on March 22. The city also said on Twitter Wednesday that “there is no evidence to show that customer or employee data has been compromised.” But city officials have urged employees and customers to contact credit agencies and monitor their bank accounts as a precaution.