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Akron's website is ready for tax payments
Other sections of hacked site arestill under repair

Kabir Bhatia
In The Region:
Parts of the city of Akron’s website are open for business after a hacking attack last month.
The site is able to process payroll tax payments, which are due tomorrow (Saturday). But several parts of the site remain off-line during repair efforts.
A Turkish group claimed responsibility for the hacking attack and leaked thousands of taxpayer records online. The FBI is investigating, as other cities -- including Lansing, Mich., and Mobile, Ala., -- were also hit.
Akron has been in contact with several credit-reporting agencies to provide free or expedited assistance to anyone affected.

Experian on Refunds and Free Credit Freezes

Consumers wishing to get a free credit freeze or to get a refund from the credit agency Experian can call (800) 232-8081.

Experian can add a freeze, or if you've already paid for a freeze, Experian will help with the refund.

You can also get a free copy of your credit report and can request a free credit freeze by writing:

P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX  75013

You must include:

1. Complete identification information (including Social Security number and date of birth)
2. Complete addresses for the past two years
3. Reference the Akron breach and the request to add a freeze or receive a refund

Those asking for refunds must supply the above three pieces of information and provide the credit card number used to purchase the freeze, or (if paying by check) a front and back copy of the check.

Ohio Attorney General's office... tips for security breach victims:
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