Duluth phishing attack may have exposed private data: City acknowledges security breach in letter to voters
More than 55,000 Duluth residents will receive letters in the next few days, informing them that voter registration lists and other personal information may have been exposed as a result of an email phishing expedition at City Hall.
The scam hit the Duluth city clerk’s office, where an email account was compromised.
“It was just an email account. It wasn’t our core files. So this wasn’t a cyberhack. This was an email phishing scam apparently by someone from Ghana,” said David Montgomery, Duluth’s chief administrative officer.