MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police department has paid $500 to a hacker who demanded ransom to restore access to data on a police computer.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Secretary of State office’s main computer briefly stopped working, halting transactions for about three hours.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prisons will be closed to visitors for one day next week to allow officials to upgrade an outdated and cumbersome computer system.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Police trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home and seized computers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Government security experts working on the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law are worried that state computer systems – including the one in Illinois – could become a back door for hackers.