Texas City Warns Customers of Credit Card Breach

Government (U.S.)

The City of Beaumont, Texas on Thursday shut down the system it uses to accept water utility payments due to fears it had been breached.

The city said some customers who used their credit and debit cards to pay their water bills reported unauthorized iTunes charges on statements, Beaumont Enterprise reported. The city said customers who paid their bills online between Aug. 1 and Aug. 24 may be affected, though the incident is still being investigated.

City Chief Technology Officer Bart Bartkowiak told the Enterprise the incident could be linked to a similar breach that happened Wednesday in the city of Oceanside, California.