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Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/22/2017
People enter a door leading to the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press People enter a door leading to the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon.

A festival goer holds up her movie ticket after visiting the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press A festival goer holds up her movie ticket after visiting the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

The Festival issued updates to attendees via their official account and say that online ticketing for future shows is currently back up and running.

Festival goers visit the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Festival goers visit the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

Even in the midst of the box office blackout, organizers assured festival goers that screenings would still take place as planned Saturday. Films set to premiere later in the day include the Jennifer Aniston, Jack Huston and Alden Ehrenreich film "The Yellow Birds," and Dee Rees' WWII-era drama "Mudbound" with Mary J. Blige and Carey Mulligan.

Festival goers visit the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Festival goers visit the Festival Box Office during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

The Sundance Film Festival runs through Jan. 29.

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