Pompano Beach warned nearly 4,000 residents of data breach
A data breach at a company that handles the billing for municipal water service has Pompano Beach city officials working to minimize the potential damage.
Hackers gained unauthorized access to credit or debit card data stored with software company CentralSquare and used for one-time online water bill payments made through the city’s website from Aug. 30 to Dec. 6, officials said.
There were 3,790 customers who made one-time payments during that time period.
Officials began investigating the incident after a credit card company notified the city of the possibly fraudulent use of a customer’s credit card.