Alaska court system offline after cybersecurity incident

Published: May. 6, 2021 at 11:35 AM AKDT
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska’s court system remained offline Thursday, five days after the system disconnected its servers from the internet following what it called a cybersecurity attack.

Few details have been released about the incident. A court system official on Wednesday said the system was still conducting its review and did not know a possible motive for the attack.

The Alaska Supreme Court has extended certain deadlines until Tuesday and said the chief justice could “relax and suspend court rules as necessary to respond to these circumstances.” The disruption has affected the public’s ability to email court email addresses, including filing documents; view cases online or participate in hearings via videoconference.

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