Pennsylvania Courts Website Disrupted by DoS Attack


Pennsylvania’s court system was hit by a cyberattack, leading to the removal of parts of its website.

The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts revealed via social networks that the service had suffered a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The release said court web systems such as PACFile, the use of online dockets and the guardianship tracking system were affected by the incident.

At the time of writing, parts of the Pennsylvania Unified Court System website remained unavailable, with many pages replaced by an error message stating: “An error occurred while processing your request.” Reference #97.37af3817.1707134897.171556af.

There is currently no indication that any data has been compromised. Pennsylvania courts will remain open and accessible to the public.

Pennsylvania Chief Judge Debra Todd commented: “Our IT and Judicial Executive team is working closely with law enforcement, including CISA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI, to investigate the incident. »

The Pennsylvania courts added that they would provide more information as it becomes available.

The Pennsylvania Unified Court System is the state court system of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which administers the state’s court system. This includes operating its computer systems and maintaining data on file.

On January 2, the judicial system in the Australian state of Victoria has been hit by a cyberattack, with attackers potentially gaining access to recordings of court proceedings, including those involving people whose identities are protected.

In September 2023, the International Criminal Court (ICC) revealed he had discovered suspicious activity within his computer network. He later confirmed that the attack was very targeted. attempted espionage.

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