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OMV, State Police computers down for second day today

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 17:23:33-05

The computers at the Office of Motor Vehicles and State Police are down for a second day today.

A state police spokesman said this wasn't another attack but was planned.

Back in November,state computers were attacked by hackers attempting to employ ransomware. The attack was repelled, but in the process the computers in the Office of Motor Vehicles had to be reimaged and were down for some time, even after the rest of the state's offices were back up and running.

We reached out to the Office of Motor Vehicles but as of 4:30 p.m. we hadn't heard back yet.