MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - More than 2,000 residents’ utility accounts have been hacked, according to city officials.
"I was angry. I get paid once a month and we`re getting towards the end of the month and, you know, I don`t have $1,100 in my account," said Midwest City resident Angela Nicholson.
She's negative in her bank account by nearly $600 after crooks broke into the City’s utility payment system and gained access to banking information.
The City apologizes for the security breach and says the issue has been fixed.
"Once we identified there was a breach, we turned over a copy of the server to our vendor and they are doing a digital forensic investigation to determine the nature and cause of the breach," said Ryan Rushing, IT manager for Midwest City.
Automatic re-occurring payments, payments made over the phone, payments made with bank accounts and payments made in person at the office were not impacted.
Letters are being sent to more than 2,000 customers affected by the breach.
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