Akron Works with FBI to Find Hackers

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AKRON —  The FBI assured Akron officials that the bureau is using all of its resources to identify the individuals who hacked the city’s website last month, compromising the personal information of about 35,000 residents.

“The FBI assured us that they have agents working nationwide to identify the person(s) responsible for this crime on our citizens, and citizens throughout the country over multiple hacked sites,” said Mayor Don Plusquellic Wednesday.

Residents’ names, social security numbers and addresses were all posted online for anyone to find.

The attackers, who are part of a Turkish organization, are responsible for attacks on about 20 other government and corporate websites, according to Wednesday’s release.
Akron-Canton Airport, Sony, Twitter, Department of Defense and defense contractors, Pepsi, Lansing, Michigan and Mobile, Alabama were among recent sites hacked.

Akron has been working with three credit agencies to get free credit freezes for residents whose information was compromised by the hacking.

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