Springfield, IL. (ECWd) –
According to the Attorney General’s website and previous news reports, the entire IT system of the Attorney General’s Office was attacked, hacked, and subjected to ransomware. This included their email system.
This was on April 10, 2021.
As late as today, some information on that site is still inaccessible, including the mandatory training for newly elected officials as required in the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom Of Information Act.
According to the notice:
“We are sorry this section of the Illinois Attorney General’s is currently down.
Notice to public body members and Open Meetings Act (OMA) designees who are required by section 1.05 of OMA (5 ILCS 120/1.05) to complete the Public Access Counselor’s (PAC) electronic training curriculum:
The PAC web page is presently being repaired, therefore the OMA electronic training, as well as the Freedom of Information Act electronic training, are inaccessible. There is no set completion date for the website repairs at this time. Please note public body members and designees are not penalized for failure to complete the electronic training within the statutory time periods.
Please call 1-877-299-3642 if you have any questions.”