The City of Akron is bringing its website back online after it was infiltrated by a Turkish hacking group last month.
Akron's Chief Information Officer Richard Schmahl told WAKR's Ray Horner Morning Show parts of the site that let employers report income tax collection returned last night.
"We had those pages rewritten and tested and everything's looking good," he said.
Schmahl said it's a never-ending battle to stay ahead of hacker attacks, saying there are always paths hackers take to break into websites and systems. But he acknowledged that the relaunch of the income tax pages is a step in the right direction.
"That's a burden and a hurdle out of the way now," he said.
The interactive portions of the site were closed after the May 16 attack. The hackers, from a group called "TurkishAjan," stole data including social security numbers and replaced the city's home page with a page that decried U.S. involvement in the Middle East.
Fixing the site didn't come without a cost. Schmahl said IT workers had to be reassigned from other projects to work on the website.
"Just because there's some soft dollars with some current employees doesn't mean there's an expense," he said.
Schmahl said some parts of the website will require more time to fix and that non-city workers will probably used in some of those areas.