|Updated: 9/28/2012 5:33 pm
||Published: 9/19/2012 11:08 am
City of Tulsa officials say the website is up and running again.
Last week, officials said some personal information of web users could have been accessed during a recent attack on the city website server.
The website was taken offline after the attempt to hack into one of the servers was discovered. The criminal investigation into the attack found attempts to access data were most likely unsuccessful, but as a precaution the website has been offline since the attack.
City officials are now notifying individuals whose personal information was potentially accessed. Those include online job applicants who applied through the City’s website and citizens who reported crimes to Tulsa Police through the website.
Letters were mailed to each person who was potentially impacted. The letters contained web links and information to credit monitoring agencies and consumer protection measures. City officials also established a Resource Center to take calls and respond to email to further assist those who received these letters.
City of Tulsa officials say the city experiences and repels attempts to access IT infrastructure every day, the City of Tulsa IT officials regret the inconvenience this may cause and they are implementing a comprehensive assessment of the City servers and IT infrastructure to prevent unauthorized access and to restore the full website.
This incident is part of an ongoing criminal investigation with law enforcement authorities.
The Tulsa Police Department's website is still down, but should be up again soon.