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By SecureWorld News Team
Wed | Jul 3, 2019 | 4:45 AM PDT

When it comes to ransomware, Georgia has had its hands full.

A recent malware attack just took a portion of the court system offline.

And while officials say this hack is less serious than the one that hit Atlanta in 2018, the impact could still be drastic.

[RELATED: City of Atlanta Recovering from Ransomware Attack]

Alive covered the details:

"Our systems have been compromised, so we have quarantined our servers and shut off our network to the outside," said Administrative Office of the Courts spokesman Bruce Shaw.

He said not all systems have been impacted, but the network was taken offline to be safe. He said the IT department is meeting with "external agencies" to determine the severity of the attack. They also don't know why they were targeted.

"We haven't figured that out yet, we would love to," he said. "It could be a matter of opportunity, I think."