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Who Was Affected by the Fort Worth Water Data Breach?February 26th, 2020 | by Joslyn Alderson | in Security Advice | 8
Between August 27 and October 23, 2019, there was a data breach in Fort Worth for people who paid their water bills online.
Around 3,000 individuals were affected by the water data breach. The information concerning the payment by different folks was exposed. The water data breach occurred at Central Square.
This letter explained that an unauthorized party had fixed unauthorized code into Fort worth’s online payment. This system is operated by a software known as Click2Gov, which is managed and developed by a third-party vendor known as CentralSquare Technologies.
There were actually two data breaches at the same time. Among the cities affected by this Click2Gov breach include Deerfield Beach, Palm Bay, Coral Springs, Florida, and Bakersfield, California.
The data breach in Fort Worth only affected Fort Worth customers. Mary Gugliuzza, a water department spokesperson, said that a notification was sent to customers who entered a credit number to pay water charges after the breach.
The report stated that the payments made between October 23rd, 2019 and August 27th, 2019 were identified in the breach. The useful data exposed comprised the card expiration date, name of the cardholder, credit card security code, credit card billing address, card type, and credit card number.
The clients who were affected by this water data breach were the ones who entered their payment card details for a certain payment. The customers who had a recurring payment plan were not affected.
CentralSquare Technologies worked to identify the clients affected by the water data breach. Then the city forwarded letters to the individuals whose information was stolen.
To battle this problem the city scrapped the code and fixed the server instantly. The water department is working diligently to create a great payment vendor that has powerful security by March 1, 2020.
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