Tulsa IT Director On Administrative Leave After False Alarm Website ‘Hack’
Left hand, meet right hand.
Dee Duren reports:
The City of Tulsa announced that no personal information was compromised in a recent website “hack.” In fact, what they thought was a security breach was actually a test by a third-party firm hired by the City’s Internet technology department.
The incident cost the City about $20,000 for a mass mailing that warned about 90,000 customers their personal information might have been accessed in what turned out to be a false alarm.
Chief Information Officer Tom Golliver has been placed on administrative leave with pay, the city announced Monday evening in a second release.
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Helen Lawson - October 2, 2012
Perfect illustration of why you need a data breach response plan in place — that includes a procedure for conducting forensics *before* you contact potential victims.