City of Akron's website hacked by foreign source

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The city of Akron's website was hacked by an unknown source in Turkey Thursday, according to a statement released by Akron city officials. Other cities' websites, including Mobile, Alabama, were also infiltrated.

State and federal authorities are working to determine who is responsible for the intrusion, and the extent of  the offense.

Akron city officials are urging citizens to guard their personal information by monitoring bank accounts, using secure passwords, and reviewing credit reports.

In the statement Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic said, "The City has enlisted the help of state authorities and the FBI.  We are taking all necessary steps to assess the damage, remedy the situation, and protect our citizens."

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