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.
federal authorities are working to determine who is responsible for the intrusion,
and the extent of the offense.
city officials are urging citizens to guard their personal information by monitoring
bank accounts, using secure passwords, and reviewing credit reports.
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."