A discovery has been made regarding a series of security incidents in US cities using an online billing software called Click2Gov. Over the past year, at least 10 cities running the software have alerted citizens to data breaches. It turns out Click2Gov's program wasn't being attacked.
Risk Based Security's Inga Goddijn noticed a pattern of Click2Gov, a product of Superion Software, appearing in breach notification letters. The notifications came from cities across the United States, which reported both data breaches and the installation of cryptocurrency miners. Oxnard, Calif. was most recently breached; its incident occurred on May 25.
Further investigation by Superion showed the attackers didn't break in through Click2Gov but through third-party software needed to use it: Oracle's WebLogic application server. The WebLogic vulnerability has been patched and since the crux of the problem is not within Click2Gov, cities running the cloud-based version of the software have not been affected, according to a Codebook report.
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