Oceanside investigating possible data theft on bill-paying website
Pam Kragen reports:
The city of Oceanside has shut down its online bill-paying system for utility customers while it investigates a possible data breach of customers’ account and credit card information.
Twenty-five residents who recently paid their water, sewer or trash bills through the city’s online portal contacted the city on Aug. 13 to report unauthorized charges on the credit cards they used to set up their city accounts. To prevent any further problems, the city shut down the service immediately, said Jane McPherson, Oceanside’s financial services director.
The city is now investigating the potential breach and is working with the FBI and other agencies to assess the size and the content of the possible data theft, McPherson said.
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