NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -Louisiana’s 79 Offices of Motor Vehicles will not open Wednesday.
“Statewide Motor Vehicle offices will remain closed on Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019 for ongoing network restoration. As electronic services are restored and tested for full operational capabilities, afternoon office openings will be evaluated and announced to the public," a report sent by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles stated.
On Monday, state officials say as a precaution they took down a number of servers which impacted many state agencies’ email, websites and other online applications.
The commissioner for the office of technology services, which identified the ransomware, says the state did not pay the ransom and doesn’t believe any data was loss.
Ransomware is like a virus that downloads on your computer and encrypts your files essentially holding them for ransom until you pay the hacker to un-encrypt them.