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Water District data breach could affect Edmonds residents


Last updated 2/18/2021 at 9:33am

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District has reported a data security incident at Automatic Funds Transfer Services, which it contracts with to handle mail billing and process paper check payments.

Edmonds drinking water is purchased from the district, which in turn sources its water from the city of Everett.

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District said in a news release it does not know the extent of the data breach, but said AFTS uses digitally scanned images of the check to process paper checks. It is unknown at this time whether these scanned copies of checks have been taken illegally from...

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