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Attorneys available to help victims of Akron cyber attack

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Tuesday and Wednesday, City of Akron attorneys will be at different Akron community centers to talk to residents about what they can do if they are on the list of people whose information was compromised by the cyber attack last week.

Attorneys will be able to look up whether citizens are on the list of people whose information was stolen, and they will be able to explain what a person should do to secure their accounts and credit.

The following community centers will have help available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton Street
  • Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Avenue
  • Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard Street
  • Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Boulevard
  • Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive
  • Reservoir Park Community Center, 1735 Hillside Terrace

Also, the City is bringing in extra help to answer the deluge of 311 calls the City has encountered. The City had already added extra manpower and extended its hours at the 311 call center throughout the weekend, but more help is being utilized today.

"We are treating this cyber attack as we would any other attack on the City and its residents," said Mayor Don Plusquellic. "Although we already had extra people manning the 311 phone lines, we are significantly expanding our staffing in the hopes that everyone can get through easily. We are also providing help at our community centers for those people who want to sit down and talk with someone. At this point, we are doing everything we to keep our citizens informed, and we are trying to help them prevent misuse of their sensitive information."

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