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After cyberattack, DeKalb County reboots emergency rent relief program

Nearly four months after international hackers cracked into DeKalb County computer servers, sabotaging the government’s emergency rental assistance program, officials say they’ve rebooted the system and begun accepting applications again.

The data breach, which occurred on March 24, forced the county to shut down the email account it had been using to collect applications for the $21 million Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition (TLAC) program.

On Monday, however, DeKalb officials announced the online application portal was up and running again.

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