Carson City City Hall has mailed out letters to city residents who pay their city water bills over the internet through a third-party service. These specific residents have been notified that their credit or debit cards may have been hacked between them and the finance department at City Hall – sometime between August 1st of last year through September 12th of last year via a third party intruder.
It seems that someone or some company accessed the payments and recorded credit card information including name, address, card number, three digit security code, bank account and routing numbers as well as expiration dates. City officials say the data breach has since been fixed by a cybersecurity firm. City officials strongly urge Carson City residents who pay their water bills on line to check their credit and debit card records to see if there are any unwarranted charges on them between Aug 1 and Sept 12 of last year.
Again, the city says the data breach has been fixed.