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Attack on Vendor Affects Website of Arizona Court System

A internet interruption resulting from a ransomware attack on a hosting provider has limited functionality of the Arizona state court system’s webpage for most of this week, according to the vendor and court officials.

A internet interruption resulting from a ransomware attack on a hosting provider has limited functionality of the Arizona state court system’s webpage for most of this week, according to the vendor and court officials.

The court system acknowledged the continuing problem in a brief notice on the judicial branch’s azcourts.gov homepage, which on Friday did not display the normal full array of content.

The vendor, Managed.com, said it had an “unscheduled service interruption” that began Monday and continued into Friday.

“On Nov.16, the Managed.com environment was attacked by a coordinated ransomware campaign,” the company said in an online notice posted Friday. “To ensure the integrity of our customers’ data, the limited number of impacted sites were immediately taken offline. Upon further investigation and out of an abundance of caution, we took down our entire system to ensure further customer sites were not compromised,”

The company said it was working to restore normal service but did not say when that would occur.

Aaron Nash, the court system’s spokesman, told the Arizona Republic that the impact appears to be limited to information connected with the azcourts.gov website and does not affect individual court or clerk’s offices.

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