Official City of Providence Website Hacked Earlier

The official city of Providence website ( was hacked around 5:30a.m. Sunday.

The Providence IT staff was made aware of the problem around 8:30a.m. and utilized a remote backup to fully restore the city's site.

The site was fixed and was back up and running around 9:30a.m.

Mayor Taveras and David Ortiz, issued this statement to ABC6 news:

“The hacker conducted a website defacement attack that affected a large number of customers of the company that hosts the city's website. It was not a targeted attack on or any of the city's other web domains. The hacker did not compromise the city's internal servers, data or email.”