Getting a driver's license today? Skip it, OMV still closed

Chris Miller
November 19, 2019 - 11:30 am

Louisiana's Office of Motor Vehicles remains closed statewide today, and will not reopen at noon as originally planned, WWL-TV reports. Offices will remain closed today while officials work to restore the computer system using backed-up data.

A cyber-attack, discovered Monday, disrupted business across the state. The attack was an attempt to install ransomware, malicious software that encrypts critical files, leaving instructions on how to pay to get the files decrypted.

The governor's office says data was not lost and no ransom was paid. Louisiana State Police and federal agencies are investigating..

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