Fair
79°FFairFull Forecast

Development Corp. site hacked into

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – The website of Greater Sterling Development Corp. has been down for a month because someone hacked into it, the group’s executive director said Wednesday.

On the homepage of www.sterlingdevelopment.org, visitors are notified that the site is “currently undergoing maintenance and an upgrade.” It lists the phone number and email address for the group.

Heather Sotelo, the corporation’s executive director, said it is believed that the site was hacked into by someone overseas. About 20 other economic development groups across the Midwest were affected, she said.

“We’re working on it,” Sotelo said. “We’re not going to let it be down.”

National video



Reader Poll

Illinois lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment to switch from a flat income tax (same rate for all) to a progressive income tax (multiple rates that increase with wealth). What do you think?
I approve
I disapprove
Not sure
No opinion