A statement released by Butler County stated there was a virus attack on some computers, disabling certain computer functions for the time being.
The statement reads as follows:
"Butler County services are currently limited due to a Ransomware attack on our County computer network over the weekend. All offices are open but services requiring the use of a computer such as motor vehicle renewals & driver's license renewal are not available at this time. The County is working diligently with third party vendors & law enforcement to restore our systems and we ask the public to be patient with staff as we deal with this problem. It is important to note, we do not believe any public or private information was stolen from the County, but all data is essentially being held hostage/encrypted until monies are paid or the County restores access with the help of our third party vendors. We will post information via social media & through press releases with the media as more information becomes available. For information on closings or limited available services individuals may contact departments directly or call our main line at 316-322-4300."