City of Tyler website down after being hacked for second time in a month

The city of Tyler’s webpage provided this message along with some links to other city webpages and a department directory on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, after it was hacked.

Tyler Morning Telegraph

TYLER — For the second time in about a month, the city of Tyler’s website has been hacked.

The city received notification of a website compromise about 9:30 a.m. Friday, a written statement by the city said. Within five minutes, contact was made with the city’s off-site, third-party website contractor, and the site was taken offline. The site will remain under maintenance until further notice.

A contractor hosts the city’s website. Only the website itself was compromised. No payment platforms or government service sites hosting credit card and residents’ personal information were compromised, the city said.

“We are investigating this incident with the website contractor, city of Tyler IT Department and the Tyler Police Department,” the city said.

The city said it will release information as it becomes available, but details were limited Friday afternoon.