|Akron city computers hacked|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Friday, 17 May 2013 08:41|
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Akron say the city's website and internal systems have been hacked — and names, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers were compromised.
Deputy Mayor Rick Merolla said the attacks, apparently by a Turkish group that has claimed credit, got past the city's firewall sometime Thursday.
Merolla tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/12FMpOb ) that it appears the hackers got into the city's internal systems and were able to access taxpayer information and tax preparer information. Some hacked files were posted on the Internet.
He said the city is working with the FBI's cybercrimes unit on the situation.
Merolla said all the firewalls were up to date, and he's "perplexed" as to how the hacking occurred. He said he doesn't think the city was targeted specifically.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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