Hackers steal customers’ credit card information from several Texas municipalities
Cardholders’ names, billing addresses, credit card numbers, card types, credit card security codes (CVV), and expiration dates were exposed.
Sugar Land officials said their system was vulnerable from August 30 to October 14. They were notified of the breach on October 15, but the extent of the attack was unknown until December 12.
Waco was notified on November 8 that attackers stole data from Waco’s water utility payment system during the same time period as Sugar Land. The city mailed 8,000 letters to customers whose data may have been stolen.
After suffering a similar data breach in 2018 with the same vendor, the city of San Angelo had started the process earlier this year to switch services to a new company when it learned its customers’ data was exposed from late August to mid-October.