OK: Personal information exposed for 3,000 people in Stillwater after unauthorized access obtained to city computer
Katrina Butcher reports:
The City of Stillwater announced Wednesday that the information for about 3,000 people has been compromised after an unauthorized party had access to a city computer.
Officials say the unauthorized party had access to the computer for 22 days.
Records with personal information dating from March 15, 2015, to May 16, 2017, for people who were issued citations for violations of city ordinances (with the exception of parking tickets), were on the computer.
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So what does this mean? Does it mean that someone actually bypassed code or does it mean that someone forgot to secure the computer and someone came along and helped themselves? It somewhat sounds like a hack, doesn’t it, until you get to:
The City of Stillwater notified law enforcement and the computer has since been secured.