Fulton County states that the cyberattack had no effect on the case related to Trump’s election.

On January 30, 2024 at 7:28 PM EST, a judge postponed the deposition of Fani Willis due to a delay caused by a hacking incident in Fulton County, Georgia. The incident affected the county’s phone, court, and tax systems, but did not impact the ongoing racketeering case against former President Donald Trump. The district attorney’s office assured that all materials related to the case were kept in a secure system that was not hacked. However, the electronic court filing system outage was significantly impacting their operations. The Atlanta Police Department also halted communication with the district attorney’s office as a precaution. The county stated that there was no estimate for when the outage would be resolved and that most county offices were still open with limited services. The county also confirmed that there was no evidence of personal information being compromised. The cause of the breach is currently under investigation by law enforcement. The Fulton County grand jury had previously indicted Trump and 18 others for their alleged involvement in attempting to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. The county reported the incident to law enforcement and the FBI office in Atlanta is aware and investigating the matter.  

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