City Site Hit By Data Breach 

Posted: 1:08 pm Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Ann Kelly


A company that the city of St Pete uses to process parking tickets, pay bill and more had a data breach affecting 28,000 customers. Click2Gov told the city they found malware on their server and anyone who used the third-party payer between Aug 11, 2018 and Sept 25, 2018 may have had their personal information compromised. Your can contact the city of St, Petersburg with you concerns.


After delay, presidential emergency alert to be tested this week The national Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system will be tested today around 2:18 pm and will last for about 30 minutes. An alert will be sent to all providers that are a part of the system and will sound similar to the EAS tests. You cannot opt out of those tests.


The Tampa Bay Rays are buying the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team. With that deal the Rays would also gain control of Al Lang Stadium. The Rays said at a press conference would keep the Rowdies in town for the next five years.


Red tide is now on Florida’s east coast. A new report from The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirms low-to-medium concentrations in water samples from the waters off the coast of Palm Beach County. A few beaches have been closed in Palm Beach and Martin counties.


The Buccaneers lost to the Chicago Bears Sunday 48-10. This next week is a bye week for the team, with the next game in Atlanta on the 14th. Jameis Winston will start for the Bucs in Atlanta.


There are new laws in Florida as of the first of the month.  One of those is designed to help first responders who suffer from PTSD. Another will increase penalties against anyone found guilty of animal abuse. For a full list of the new laws that went into effect Monday check here.


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