Business Reporter and Columnist, Akron Beacon Journal
Beacon Journal consumer reporter, columnist and business reporter
Akron notifies some people named in hacked city files; victims appear to be individuals who e-filed city taxes in 2013ohio.com — The city of Akron notified Friday some of the taxpayers whose personal information - possibly including Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and checking account numbers - was compromised in a cyber attack and posted on the Internet.
ohio.com — The city of Akron on Friday morning notified citizens whose sensitive information, possibly including Social Security numbers and credit card numbers, was compromised in a cyber attack and posted on the Internet. Deputy Mayor Rick Merolla confirmed in an email that "we notified everyone on the list and gave some tips and resources they can use."
ohio.com — Thousands of files - including names, addresses and Social Security and credit-card numbers - have been compromised in a cyber attack on the city of Akron. The city's website and internal systems were hacked by a Turkish group. Some files were posted on the Internet.
City of Akron website is hacked; thousands of files, including Social Security numbers, account numbers possibly releasedohio.com — The City of Akron's website had been hacked and thousands of files, which include names, addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers have been released on the Internet. What is unclear is whether the information is real or made up by the hackers.
ohio.com — GREEN: Akron-Canton Airport's future with Southwest Airlines is still strong, despite the low-fare carrier ending its Chicago Midway International Airport service in November, an airport official said. The airport still offers seven nonstop destinations through Southwest and AirTran Airways, which was purchased by Southwest in 2011, said Kristie Van Auken, spokeswoman for Akron-Canton Airport, in an interview Tuesday.
ohio.com — The University Park Alliance, a nonprofit partnership of key city institutions working on redevelopment of Akron's urban neighborhoods, has cut staff and is not paying consultants after having a major source of its funding put "on hold." Previously, the John S. and James L.
ohio.com — The Ohio Department of Aging has issued a consumer alert for older adults following several incidents in southern Ohio of scammers impersonating staff of elder services agencies to attempt to get information or access to homes. Families should be aware of anyone showing up unannounced to their homes claiming to represent an area agency on aging or similar organization.
Betty Lin-Fisher: Understand insurance coverage if you are borrowing a car or letting someone borrow; update on placing a credit freezeohio.com — Robin Schiele recently took a quick trip to Hilton Head, S.C., to pick up her mother and bring her back to Ohio. Since the Randolph Township woman's flight was early in the morning, Schiele left her car at the Akron-Canton Airport parking lot and asked her son to come pick it up.
ohio.com — Monica Jones first knew something was wrong in mid-February when her mail contained statements for credit cards she didn't recognize. The Copley Township mother of two got statements from retailers outside Akron. In a week's time, Jones discovered her identity had been stolen with multiple accounts opened in her name.
ohio.com — Police in at least five Northeast Ohio communities are investigating clusters of identity theft victims who are neighbors and whose identities have been used to rack up charges across the country. The Beacon Journal has confirmed 63 victims in Copley Township, Streetsboro, Montville Township and Berea.
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