Click2Gov Payment Application for Municipalities Cited in 47 Data Breaches
Click2Gov, a software application popular among municipalities for processing online payments of utility bills and fees, has been compromised in 46 U.S. cities and one Canadian location, according to an analysis released this week by Gemini Advisory.
The New York City-based data-security firm estimates 294,929 payment card records have been stolen. Much of the data has been put up for sale on the Dark Web, with average selling prices of $10 per card, according to Gemini. Hackers have earned at least $1.7 million selling the data, Gemini estimates.
Click2Gov is offered by CentralSquare Technologies, a Lake Mary, Fla.-based company created in September by the merger of several software firms serving the public sector. They included Click2Gov’s provider, Superion. Click2Gov reportedly has at least 600 installations.