Kentucky Career Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentuckians were unable to access the state's unemployment claims website Wednesday after a "cyberattack" on the system, officials said. 

There have been no security breaches, and no information from claimants has been compromised, the Kentucky Career Center said in a tweet. 

The cyberattack "used random login names to attempt to overwhelm the site," but officials said none of the login attempts were successful. 

Unemployment officials said they were working with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, the state's Labor Cabinet and the Commonwealth Office of Technology to address the attack.

As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Kentucky Career Center's website no longer displays an alert saying its "unemployment computer system will be temporarily unavailable due to technical issues."

KY unemployment website down due to 'cyberattack'

Appointment sign-ups are now open for in-person unemployment insurance services at more than a dozen regional Kentucky Career Centers.

"The external unemployment system was back online at approximately 3:25 p.m. EST today with an additional step for those logging in," the Kentucky Career Center said in a tweet Wednesday evening. 

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