City Website Hacked... Were You Affected?

The City of Tulsa website was hacked on Sept 12 and since then has been unavailable. When the hack was first discovered the City announced that personal information of utility customers was not compromised, though now it seems other personal information was compromised. Today the Tulsa World reported the City of Tulsa is sending letters to individuals whose personal information might be compromised as a result of the hack.

According to the Tulsa World, individuals affected include those that filed a crime report through the Tulsa Police website and those that applied for jobs with the City. Those receiving letters from the City are encouraged to request a credit report and to place fraud alerts on their credit reports. The letters reportedly include links to sites for consumer protection and credit monitoring.

Though I don't know what's included in the City's letter, here are a few steps and sites for anyone who thinks they might have been affected by the City of Tulsa site hack or for anyone who might have their identity stolen or compromised.

Request a Fraud Alert

Access Your Credit Report

  • -- access your credit report for free once per year from each of the credit reporting agencies.
  • Or request by phone at Equifax --1-800-685-1111; TransUnion -- 1-877-322-8228; Experian -- 1-888-397-3742.

What other steps are there to report or protect against identity theft