April 3, 2017
Dear Illinois Job Seeker:
On March 22, 2017, IDES received confirmation that one of its vendors, America’s Job Link Alliance (AJLA), experienced a data breach. AJLA owns America’s JobLink (AJL), which is a multi-state web-based system that links job seekers with employers for 10 states, including Illinois. Illinois uses the AJL system as the platform for its Illinois JobLink website, which serves Illinois job seekers and employers. America’s Job Link Alliance - Technical Support (AJLA-TS) maintains the AJL system software.
The vulnerability that permitted the hack was not the result of any deficiency in software maintained by the State of Illinois.
IDES is attempting to individually notify each Illinois job seeker who was affected by the breach. See additional details.
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