City Of Providence website hacked, investigation underway

By Niza Viñas

nvinas@abc6.com

A message on the home page of The City of Providence website alleged that the website was hacked.

It appears that the website was compromised sometime in the morning on Sunday. As of 12:10pm, the message on the site also indicated that all sensitive data was for sale.

The website has been restored, but officials have not confirmed whether or not the City’s back-end database has been compromised.

Providence Police and the Rhode Island State Police Cyber Crime Division are investigating the incursion of the City’s website.

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