City of Monroe’s utility billing vendor hit with data breach

City of Monroe’s utility billing vendor hit with data breach

Posted February 9, 2021

City of Monroe’s utility billing vendor hit with data breach

  • 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