Public access to records begins to return
After nearly three months, online access to district court records is being restored — sort of.
The Kansas District Court Public Access Portal, which also allows defendants to pay fines, came back online this week after it was shut down by a cyberattack Oct. 12.
The public can use the system to do background checks, find out about charges and rulings, and view many court records with some notable exceptions.
However, the records that became available this week remain out of date as court workers continue to enter a backlog of information processed manually since the cyberattack.
Other components of the attacked system have now been restored in all but three counties. Ability of attorneys to file electronically and records of appeals courts and the supreme court also are yet to be restored.
The cyberattack Oct. 12 reportedly included a ransom demand. The state has not disclosed whether any ransom was paid.
Last modified Jan. 4, 2024