Banking information for City of Nanaimo customers safe from big security breach

Darrell Bellaart reports:

The City of Nanaimo says customer banking information is safe from a security breach that affected other municipalities that use the same online bill-paying software.

On Friday, the city learned about a cyber-threat to an application used to power web applications for online billing, licensing and tax statements. The threat could result in theft of customers’ login and password information, raising the spectre of unauthorized access to banking information.

Software firm Adobe issued a patch to block the vulnerability. Victoria and several other cities warned customers who use Mycity software to scan their bank statements.

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