CAK Website Hackers Got Contest Entries

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Akron-Canton Airport announced travel was not affected by a hacking incident that occurred Saturday.

According to airport officials, AkronCantonAirport.com was attacked by a TurkishAjan group at 8 a.m.

After the initial attack, access to the website was temporarily suspended until 10:30 a.m.

It is now operating normally and secure.

An investigation determined the hackers obtained information related to contest entries made on the site, such as names, emails, cities and phone numbers.

No email address passwords or credit card information was on the website, but if you have signed up for an airport contest in the past two years, you are advised to change your email password as a precaution.

Information entered on the site for flight booking purposes was not compromised, the airport said.

“We are working with our web consultants to ascertain how the attack occurred and intend to reassess all of our web security protocols and implement any needed improvements at the appropriate time,” the airport said in a media release.

The FBI is assisting with the investigation.