According to sources, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender (a Government organization in Colorado) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-02-12.

2024-02-12
Cyberattack shuts down Colorado public defender’s office

“A cyberattack on the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender forced the agency to shut down its computer network, locking public defenders across the state out of critical work systems and prompting attorneys to seek delays in their court cases. “

“Office spokesman James Karbach confirmed the breach in a statement Monday, saying officials “recently became aware that some data within our computer system was encrypted by malware.” “

“Karbach did not say how long the public defender’s office expects to be shut down or when the attack happened, but internal emails reviewed by The Denver Post indicate the statewide office is effectively non-operational and the outage could last as long as a week. “

“The “cybersecurity incident” was underway by about 11 a.m. Friday, according to an emailed notice sent from the Colorado Judicial Department’s Information and Technology Service’s to judges and judicial personnel. That notice indicated the cyberattack does not pose a threat to the wider court system. “

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