Kansas courts to operate on paper for at least 2 weeks, judge says ransomware attack may be to blame
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - Court systems throughout Kansas, including Sedgwick County, will likely be operating on paper for the next two weeks, at the minimum.
Kansas Judge Phil Journey says it looks like there has been an "unauthorized incursion" into the brand-new statewide computer system and it will be down for at least two weeks, affecting all Kansas state courts.
He says the Sedgwick County Court will be open Monday, but operations will likely be slower. There will be no online submission of applications or filing of court motions.
This news comes days after the Administrative Order 2023-CC-073 on Friday that declared court clerk offices in Topeka inaccessible for electronic filings through Sunday.
The City of Topeka's Municipal Court says it will be closed Monday out of an abundance of caution and will allow the city to investigate possible security concerns.