Free credit monitoring offered to businesses affected by hacked city site

12/03/2013 12:16 PM

04/12/2014 10:43 AM

The city of Wichita has partnered with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. to offer free credit monitoring to businesses affected by the October hacking of the city’s electronic procurement site.

The city’s website was hacked over the weekend of Oct. 5 with a Turkish group claiming responsibility. The hacking exposed Social Security numbers, taxpayer identification numbers and banking numbers from almost 29,000 local vendors and employers.

Beginning on Nov. 21, Dun & Bradstreet offered all the affected businesses a CreditAlert product that will tip them when changes occur in their business credit file. The service will be free for six months.

Affected business owners can visit or call customer service toll free 855-315-1464 to register for their free CreditAlert product until the end of this year. The city is continuing to operate its hotline number at 316-268-4100.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service