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Kendall County website might have been infected

Updated: March 25, 2013 6:47AM



YORKVILLE — Kendall County’s website might have been infected or under attack last week.

Visitors to the site received a warning saying it was “under attack,” and that those on the site could receive malware on their computers from the site. The warning was up for a good part of the day Feb. 19 and 20.

As of Friday afternoon, the warning was off the site, and it appeared to be functioning normally.

An employee at the county’s Technology Services department Tuesday said some work was being done to the “backside” of the site, and that people were “working on it trying to get it” resolved.

But Technology Services Director Stan Laken was not available, and did not return phone calls to The Beacon-News during the week.

According to a diagnostic from Google, which visited the site Feb. 19, malicious software was being downloaded and installed from 18 of the 35 pages Google visited at the county site.

It also appeared the county site acted as an intermediary for distribution of malware, and hosted malware, Google said.



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