SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield says its public website is fully functional again, a month after hackers accessed personal information of some 2,100 online visitors. Those targeted were people who had primarily filed online police reports.
Springfield's city manager notified all those who had been "hacked." As a precaution, the city immediately shutdown 31 online services. CityShare, Springfield's intranet site, was not affected.
"If you did not receive a letter, your information was not accessed," said City Manager Greg Burris. The city has offered a one-year subscription to an identity theft protection company for those whose information might be compromised. The city says about 400 people accepted that offer.
The city has made some changes to enhance security and prevent future breaches. These include dropping the requirement for the entry of the social security number in filing online police reports.