- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - The Pinal County Attorney’s Office says at least some of its computerized case files have been infected with a virus but that it won’t hinder prosecutions.

Office spokeswoman Tiffany Davilla says the virus was detected last week when employees saw infected files as they worked on a records request.

Davilla says the virus is a type that encrypts files until the user pays a random. However, she says the office has digital backups of its archived files and won’t be paying ransom.

She also says prosecutors have paper files of individual cases still in progress and that work on current cases isn’t being hindered by the virus.

Davilla says it’s not known how the virus entered the database.

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