A company that is used by many state and local governments for online payments leaked over fourteen million records including names, phone numbers, addresses and last four numbers of payment cards dating back at least six years. They claimed to have addressed "a potential issue" but did not successfully address this leak by restricting access to only authorized recipients. GovPayNet was acquired by Securus Technologies in January of 2018 which has a poor history with securing data and ensuring only authorized individuals have access. It is urged that consumers continue to monitor their transactions and credit to ensure their data is not being compromised and used against their will.
Relevant URL(s): https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/govpaynow-com-leaks-14m-records/