All Louisiana OMV locations closed through Thursday, due to Monday’s ransomware attack


It’s unclear who is responsible for the global cyberattack that targeted around 300,000 machines in 150 countries. Businesses are still reeling from the fallout, and government agencies around the world are investigating.

*UPDATE- “Due to continued efforts to restore network and online services, statewide OMV locations will remain closed Thursday morning, November 21, 2019. Officials with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Technology Services have worked continuously since the beginning of the incident making progress to ensure all public systems are operational and ready for full service.  Individual office openings will be evaluated as electronic services are restored throughout the morning.”

Around 11 A.M. Monday morning, the Secretary of State’s Office said their website and all state-government sites were down due to some technical issue.

According to Governor John Bel Edwards, the website problems were cause by a ransomware attack.

As of Wednesday morning, many websites are still down, as well as their corresponding offices.

Louisiana state police announced that all Louisiana OMV locations will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

An email was also received from StCharles Parish Parks and Recreation, saying their website is “offline until further notice.”

Full restoration is expected to take several days.


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