City officials will hire a computer forensics company by noon today to investigate reports by residents this week that information on credit cards they used online to pay utility bills was hacked, City Manager Dan McKeen said Tuesday.
McKeen said the firm will investigate an “abnormality” that was discovered Monday on a city server that prompted 20 reports Monday and Tuesday from residents who said their credit card information had been hacked and fraudulent purchases made.
Ah, yes. The ease and convenience of paying your outrageous City utility bills online. Alas, it seems that there was some other form of ease and convenience involved that folks aren't going to be too happy with. I guess some enterprising folks working in "economic development" found a way to switch City Hall to City Haul...
Firewall? Jeepers, we thought you said we
needed a fire extinguisher!