ILLINOIS (KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Employment Security notified the Illinois General Assembly of confirmation that one of its vendors experienced a data breach affecting approximately 1.4 million Illinois job seekers, according to the vendor's current estimate.
The vulnerability was not the result of any deficiency in software maintained by the State of Illinois and may have impacted ten states.
"The threat of cyber-crime is a clear and present danger to the citizens of Illinois and our administration will continue pressing forward with a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy," Eleni Demertzis, Spokeswoman for Governor Rauner. "We implore Comptroller Mendoza to reevaluate her decision to hold up funding for this important project, which everyday puts the people of Illinois at risk."
In the letter IDES wrote: