The City of Port Moody has closed the case on a hacker attack of its web servers.
According to the city's website on Tuesday, a summary from forensic auditors concluded it does not appear information was compromised or transferred from the servers.
The city suggested the intent of the hackers seemed to be a takeover of the server to repurpose it as a spam-bot to send out spam e-mails with a fake Apple iTunes ad.
Port Moody was one of a number of municipalities to have its pre-authorized withdrawal system (PAWS) and MyCity portal software hacked.
The city became aware of the problem on July 22.
An initial scan indicated no information was taken, but the city brought in an independent security consultant to review the system. The city also sent out 1,900 letters to clients who use the PAWS system and another 900 e-mails to those who use the MyCity portal to let them know of the breach.
The two systems don't store credit card information, social insurance numbers or driver's licences, but the hackers could have had access to generic banking information like bank account numbers.
The city also asked the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act commissioner to review the breach and city's response.
The City of Port Coquitlam said it became aware of an automated attempt to compromise all municipalities that use the MyCity module on July 21.
PoCo's information services division took action by deactivating the MyCity system for a few days to run a variety of diagnostics and tests.
The division reviewed all logs and files and determined that none of the residents' data was accessed, compromised or tampered with.
PoCo has replaced the MyCity server with a completely new system that has been securely patched and updated as per the vendor's recommendations.
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