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Services returning in Hinds County following cyberattack

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Many of Hinds County’s services will soon be available following a computer breach that shut down online operations in early September.

Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie Fair took to social media to announce that his office will be reopening to the public on Tuesday following a 17-day hiatus as a result of the hack in the county’s servers.

While tax services will be available, the county’s circuit clerk’s office is still unable to complete certain tasks — such as printing applications and ballots from government devices. With absentee voting for the November 7 general election opening on Monday, county officials are working to have systems up and running soon.

While it is unclear when all Hinds County government agencies will be operating in full swing, the board of supervisors approved a total of $600,000 — $300,000 to two contractors — to get the system back online and operating at full capacity.

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