OH: City says it wasn’t hacked by group

Kevin Grasha reports:

City officials Wednesday rejected an alleged computer hacker group’s claim that they had obtained email passwords for more than 280 City of Cincinnati email accounts, including Mayor John Cranley’s.

In a memo to Cranley and city council members, City Manager Harry Black said information technology officials are continuing to monitor and guard against hack attempts involving the city. The National Center for Internet Security has been notified, Black said.

“Enterprise Technology Services does not believe any city systems were breached or that this recently released information originated from city systems,” he said in the memo.

The information posted, Black said, “was possibly obtained during a hack” of a social media site a few years ago. That social media site is believed to be LinkedIn.

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