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State AG’s Office Officials Can’t Access Email After Ransomware Attack

(AP Photo/Noreen Nasir, File)

Officials at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office are still locked out of their email accounts nearly a month after a ransomware attack on the system. Hackers breached the system in early April and threatened to publish sensitive information if the state didn’t pay a ransom. The FBI is investigating the group known as Dopple Paymer and their suspected ties to a Russian cyber group. Outside consultants are working to restore the office’s network and analyze the extent of the breach.


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