There’s an indication on the Iowa Department of Transportation’s web site, acknowledging “technical difficulties.”
The Iowa DOT’s Andrea Henry says the personal firm that gives the web capability for the company’s web site is coping with a ransomware assault on its system.
“We utilize a hosting vendor and they have had a major outage,” she says, “so we have been working with them since last Monday to get that website restored.”
Henry says the info saved on the DOT’s web site doesn’t seem like affected.
“We’ve been assured that there has been no compromise to any of our data, information or anything that lives on our website,” Henry says.
The entre Iowa DOT web site is down.
“However, we do have a temporary site at our usual address, which is www.iowadot.gov, and we’re able to connect you to some of the most time-sensitive services,” Henry says, “such as making appointments for drivers license services, online renewal, renewal of license plates and some motor carrier services as well.”
Henry says there’s additionally a chat function on the web site, to get different questions answered throughout regular enterprise hours. It could possibly be subsequent week earlier than the DOT’s web site is absolutely functioning once more.
“We are, of course, approaching the outage carefully to make sure that there’s no continued security concerns, so we’re hoping to have it up in the next day or two,” Henry says. “However, with the Thanksgiving holiday, it may continue into next week.”
According to information experiences, Managed.com — the Iowa DOT’s webhosting firm — shut down all its servers final Monday to forestall the malware from spreading to all it shoppers.