LA: Third party data breach compromises local checking accounts
Jade Moreau reports:
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Numerous reports of bank account fraud are circulating throughout Southwest Louisiana.
7 News has heard many complaints from people who say their checking accounts may have been involved in a data breach. One area bank even said they had dozens of people closing accounts and creating new ones.
This all has to do with property tax that is paid through the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Paper checks were written to the sheriff’s office, which collects and deposits those payments at its bank. The bank then uses a third party to process those checks. That is where the breach occurred.
Read more at KPLC News.
The news report does not name the alleged third party vendor. Could this be related to the IberiaBank vendor Technology Management Resources, Inc. (TMR) breach that DataBreaches.net has reported on previously or is this an unrelated breach? Hopefully KPLC will continue to investigate this story.