Providence, Rhode Island, Website Hacked

Providence City Hall

The city website for Providence, Rhode Island, was compromised Sunday morning, necn affiliate WJAR reports.

A message on the homepage told visitors that the site had been hacked and that all of the sensitive data was for sale, listing an email address.

Police and city officials were investigating the incursion. Evan England from the mayor's office said that there was no indication that the back-end database had been compromised, saying that only public parts of the website appeared to have been affected.

As of Sunday afternoon, the front end of the website was back to normal.

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