Hackers earned $1.7 million from trading stolen US gov payment portal data

In September this year, cybersecurity firm FireEye disclosed that Click2Gov, a payment portal system used by many US cities, had been breached by hackers. Security research firm Gemini Advisory has now released a report examining the after-effects of the attack, in which it is believed 294,929 payment records have been compromised across at least 46 cities in the US, as well as one in Canada.

The report findings suggest that less than 50 percent of cities which have lost customer data either know or have publicly disclosed data breaches occurring at their sites. The company said that by selling this information in the Dark Web, the threat actors have earned themselves at least $1.7 million.

Read more about the findings of the new report on ZDNet.