According to the Village's Director of IT, the problems (see photo) the village website had on-and-off for about a month was due to a malware attack he traced back to Ukraine, Dylan Hansen told Patch Monday. Hansen said sensitive information was not compromised or extracted by the ex-Bloc troublemakers.
As computer crimes in Eastern Europe are rarely prosecuted, Hansen was not optimistic there would be any justice. Malware is programming code largely designed to disrupt the system, or extract data from the host.
Asked why the village tax assessor's site was down since roughly the October snowstorm, Hansen said it was simply from changing internet service providers. The assessor's site was back online at about 10 a.m. Monday.