Officials of the City of Tulsa - the second largest city in the state of Oklahoma, United States – have started sending out notifications to citizens, alerting them that their personal details may have been compromised by hackers.
According to KJHR
, names, addresses, social security numbers and driver’s license numbers belonging to those who reported a crime or submitted an employment application might have been stolen as a result of a data breach.
“The City of Tulsa immediately took a variety of measures to protect individuals potentially impacted through a thorough review of the available logs. Our records indicate that the attempts to gain access to data by an unauthorized user were unsuccessful,” reads the letter
sent out to potential victims.
However, authorities recommend impacted citizens to place a fraud alert on their credit files.
The details of this particular cyberattack haven’t been made available, but according to the letter, Tulsa experiences such attempts each day.
The city’s systems have been taken offline while the incident is being investigated.