According to sources, Skokie Village (a Government organization in Illinois) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-02-01.

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Source 1  |  2024-02-01

Cyberattack Shuts Down Skokie Network, Staff Told To Keep It Secret

“Someone gained unauthorized access to the village of Skokie's computer systems, leading to a network outage that village officials sought to hide from the public, Patch has learned.“

“In response to the cyberattack, records show village officials spent more than $42,000 on computer hardware and IT consultants in the month following Dec. 18. “

“That was the day IT Director Tomasz Tarasiuk asked village staff to shut down their computers "until further notice" due to what he described as a "Village-wide network outage." “

“Wyatt instructed village staff not to tell the community what was going on. "If members of the public inquire about this network outage/ staff should provide only the following response. Please refrain from sharing additional details," Wyatt said. "Sharing inaccurate or incomplete information may have serious, unintended consequences. 'The Village is experiencing a network outage impacting some of its computer systems. Staff are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.'“

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