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‘City of Henderson hacked, no personal data compromised’

A report published in Review Journal has confirmed that the city of Henderson has spent $40,000 to make sure that hackers, who had gained access to its Web server for nine days, hadn’t got access to the government systems. Along with it, the city has decided to launch a law-enforcement investigation.
A report published in Review Journal has confirmed that the city of Henderson has spent $40,000 to make sure that hackers, who had gained access to its Web server for nine days, hadn’t got access to the government systems. Along with it, the city has decided to launch a law-enforcement investigation.

However, the city has yet to make any public announcement about the data breach.

The city has confirmed with the Review Journal that the hackers were not being able to steal any personal or sensitive information. They only got to see the raw versions of public data that are already searchable through Web forms.

All the Henderson employees were told to change their passwords.

"This is the first time since I've been here, and the first time I'm aware of, that we actually have somebody who got this far," said Laura Fucci, the city's chief information officer, who has been with Henderson since late 2012, told Review Journal.

According to the report, the city had detected the hack on June 29 when a system administrator noticed errors in a "tool" that monitors anonymous activity. Realizing there had been an intrusion, the administrator disabled the server, and the city started trying to determine how far the hacker had gotten.

Fucci declined to discuss how the attacker gained access beyond saying "hacking tools" were used. She said the city quickly decided to hire an outside company to investigate the breach and make sure it had been contained.

The city detention center is offline for more than six weeks. It goes online once the city gets it confirmed   that it is safe.

Today, the website reads, "Inmate Information is temporarily unavailable at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Please call 702-267-JAIL (5245) for more information."


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