AKRON, OH (WOIO)- The city of Akron is fighting off a massive cyber attack that could have stolen the identifies of some 30,000 taxpayers.
Authorities have identified the foreign group Turkish Ajan as the cyber thief. They say Turkish Ajan accessed part of the city's taxpayer files to get personal information like names, addresses and social security numbers.
Concerned residents can go to one of six community centers to find out if their names are on a cyber attack list. Walt Brunson checked yesterday.
"I am glad me and my wife were not on the list," said Walt Brunson.
Meantime, the city is extending the number of days attorneys will be available at its community centers for citizens to inquire about the cyber-attack on the City's website.
For the rest of the week, City of Akron attorneys will be at different Akron community centers to talk to residents about what they can do if they are on the list of people whose information was compromised by the cyber-attack that occurred last week.
These attorneys will be able to look up whether citizens are on the list of people whose information was stolen, and they will be able to explain what a person should do to secure their accounts and credit.
The following community centers will have help available from 10 am to 3 pm Wednesday (May 22) and 2 pm to 8 pm on Thursday and Friday (May 23 and 24):
Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton Street
Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Avenue
Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard Street
Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Boulevard
Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive
Reservoir Park Community Center, 1735 Hillside Terrace