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City of Bakersfield ends services with Click2Gov payment portal after recent cyber security incident

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 17:25:10-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield has announced it is ending its relationship with their online payment system, Click2Gov, following a recent cyber security incident.

Last month, city officials confirmed that Bakersfield was one of the eight cities impacted by the breach. On Friday, the city said an investigation revealed that an unauthorized party had inserted unauthorized code into the online portal which was developed by third-party vendor, CentralSquare Technologies.

"The unauthorized code was designed to capture payment card data and other information entered through the Click2Gov online payment system between the dates of July 30, 2019 and September 5, 2019," city officials added. "The information entered through the Click2Gov online payment system on the City’s website includes name, address, email address, payment card number, expiration date, and card security code (CVV)."

The city said its staff is currently working to transition to a new, more secure payment service that includes more robust payment features.