Hacker forces city of Waukee to shut down website; financial info not taken

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:26 a.m. CDT

WAUKEE (AP) — Two attacks by a hacker have forced the city of Waukee to shut down its website.

The Des Moines Register says hacking incidents occurred Sunday and Monday. City Administrator Tim Moerman told the Register on Tuesday that financial information was not taken.

Moerman says the city is working on a way to restore public access to the website.

A notice at http://www.waukee.org/ says the city is “experiencing technical difficulties with the website.” The city sits on the west edge of the Des Moines metropolitan area.

National video

Reader Poll

etween jobs and economy, which will be more important to you as you vote this year?
Jobs — new job creation will spur economic growth
Economy — businesses that are prospering will hire more people
They're directly related and equally important
I will base my voting on another, more important issue
Unsure