Ransomware attack hits Butler County computer network

BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A ransomware attack hit the Butler County computer network this weekend.

The county said all offices are open, but services requiring the use of a computer such as motor vehicle and driver’s license renewals are not available.

Also, the county administrator tells KSN News they are locked out of a first responder 911 system that includes mapping and GPS. Authorities are having to walkie-talkie information in and write it down. The administrator said it is something they prepare for.

“Our biggest concern is figuring out where it came from and making sure we stop and close that access point. Our second priority is to make sure we are able to take care of our employees through payroll and our vendors through accounts payable, and then, we get our operations up and going that are important to our public,” said William Johnson, Butler County Administrator.

The county said they are working diligently with third-party vendors to restore the system.

Right now, authorities do not believe any public or private information was stolen.


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