Midland County notifies residents of data breach

Violet Trevizo reports:

The Midland County District Attorney is warning residents after their third-party payment system was hacked.

According to a press release, information entered into a third-party payment system could have been compromised back on Sept. 6 due to a security breach.

Since the forensic investigation was not conducted by the vendor, Midland County isn’t aware of the extent, if any, of the information exposed. They are, however, not ruling out that possibility at this time.

Wait, what? If the vendor didn’t conduct the forensic investigation, did anyone? The report makes it sound like no one knows. I hope the vendor hired a forensics firm, but maybe some reporter in Texas wants to investigate this one and find out what happened and whether the vendor has investigated properly so as to prevent the same thing from happening again.

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