City of Monroe’s utility billing vendor hit with data breach
Posted February 9, 2021
- Between Wednesday and Thursday, hackers used ransomware to encrypt servers hosted by Seattle-based Automatic Funds Transfer Services, which processes paper checks for the city’s residential and commercial utility billing.
- Residents or businesses who pay utility bill by mailing a paper check should monitor their bank accounts for unusual activity and report anything suspicious to their bank.
- The cities of Kirkland and Redmond were also affected by the breach.
| February 9, 2021