The Dotte Refused Questions Again As Mayor Gardner Offers Cyber Attack Reassurance

There's very little transparency or accountability following a recent data breach in Wyandotte County.

Services remain down or drastically slow as local leaders scramble to provide scripted politic answers.

Here's an example as warnings from several local online security experts emerge . . .

Mayor Tyrone Gardner, as part of today's update, said the public safety departments were not affected by the hack. "Police, fire and dispatch service were never affected. You still have police cars out here on the streets, you still have your ambulance and fire services still responding as requested," Gardner said.

During Friday's update, reporters were not given the opportunity to ask questions, with officials only making prepared statements about the investigation. "We have to balance the importance of transparency, while also respecting the integrity of the ongoing investigation," Mayor Gardner said.

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Wyandotte County updates public on cybersecurity hack

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The calendar is about to turn from April into May, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, is still assessing the scope of a cybersecurity hack that affected county and city services during the Easter holiday weekend.