Illinois: ‘Iranian Hackers’ Claim Hack on Macon County Website | Kennedy Nolan/Decatur Herald & Review
Macon County, Ill., is the latest government entity to be targeted by hackers who hijacked a web page and disabled access. The Circuit Clerk’s Office main web page on Sunday night was overtaken by an image of a Guy Fawkes mask, Iranian flag and the text: “Hacked by Iranian Hackers. Hacked by Mamad Warning. We are always closer to you. Your identity is known to us. Your information is for us 😉 take care.” Circuit Clerk Lois Durbin said the county Information Technology department restored the page by 10 a.m. Monday. The office handles all records of traffic, civil and criminal cases in the county, but Durbin said personal identification information is stored on a separate system and wasn’t in danger of being accessed. “The firewall went up, and everything was protected and nothing was compromised,” she said. The county joins a growing list of government entities that are the victims of hacking attempts. Another technique involves disabling a website with malware and demanding money to restore it.Full Article: ‘Iranian Hackers’ Claim Hack on Macon County, Ill., Website.