The city of Akron says the major credit bureaus are offering free credit freezes to people victimized by the recent hacking of the city's website and internal computers.
AKRON, Ohio - The city of Akron filed a police report involving last week's website hacking.
Turkish hackers attacked the city's website on Thursday and stole information from 8,000 Akron taxpayers. The city said the website where the hackers posted to the stolen data has disabled on Saturday.
On Sunday, the city filed a police incident report for residents to use to recover stolen personal information while working with banks and credit agencies. The city is also working with the FBI.
So far, more than 11,000 affected people have been notified of the incident via email and reverse alert phone calls. The city of Akron said the others will receive a letter.
To find out if your information was compromised, call 330-375-2311 or Akron's income tax office at 330-375-2290.
If you are a victim, you may want to add a security freeze to your file. This will prevent new lines of credit from being opened in your name. You need to request this freeze through the three credit bureaus.
Equifax : 800-685-1111 (Option 3), Equifax Security Freeze, P.O. Box 105788, Atlanta, GA 30348
Experian : 888-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742), Experian Security Freeze, P.O. Box 9554, Allen TX 75013 or
TransUnion : 888-909-8872, TransUnion, Fraud Victim Assistance Department, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834
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