Pennsylvania Courts’ Website Target of Cyber Attack
- Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
According to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a denial of service cyber attack occurs when malicious actors flood the targeted host or network with traffic until the target cannot respond or simply crashes, preventing access for legitimate users.
“Our court information technology and executive team is working closely with law enforcement including the CISA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the F.B.I to investigate the incident,” Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Debra Todd said.
“At this time, there is no indication that any court data was compromised, and our courts will remain open and accessible to the public.”
The cyber attack, which was identified today, is currently affecting court web services including PACFile, the use of online docket sheets, PAePay, and the Guardianship Tracking System.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
UPDATE: On February 12, 2024, Chief Justice Debra Todd announced that the Court's digital platforms were again fully operational.
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