Office of Motor Vehicle to reopen following cyber attack

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Those looking to update their driver’s licenses or car registrations will finally get a chance to do so today after a week-long closure that impacted thousands.

The Office of Motor Vehicles will reopen eight of their main regional offices in the state including the Baton Rouge location on Independence Boulevard.

About 10 percent of the computer systems were affected by the ransomware but shut everything down for safety concerns.

While many systems are back online, the Office of Technology Services technicians will be at each location to troubleshoot any issues.

The public is asked to exercise patience and conduct only vital time-sensitive OMV business during the limited regional openings.

Non-critical personal OMV needs should be held until the system is fully stabilized and expanded to all field offices.

Additionally, the Louisiana State Police fingerprinting and background check and concealed handgun permit offices will not be open to the public at this time.

All Public Tag Agents will be open and available to assist with vehicle registrations only.

Officials have not announced a time for the opening, but regular business hours show the office opens at 8 a.m.

Locations for Public Tag Agent offices can be found at www.dps.louisiana.gov/autotitle.nsf

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