Morgantown Encourages ParkMobile users To Change Passwords After data Breach

            by: WBOY  12 News Staff         

                    Posted: Apr 30, 2021 / 02:20 PM EDT / Up to date: Apr 30, 2021 / 02:20 PM EDT




MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Metropolis of Morgantown is encouraging ParkMobile customers to alter their passwords following a current information breach on the firm which compromised person passwords.

ParkMobile’s investigation into the breach confirmed that fundamental account info, license plate numbers and, if offered by the person, e-mail addresses and/or cellphone numbers, and automobile nicknames, was accessed. In a small share of circumstances, mailing addresses had been affected. No bank cards or parking transaction historical past had been accessed, and Social Safety numbers, driver’s license numbers, or dates of start aren't collected, officers mentioned.

ParkMobile protects person passwords by encrypting them with superior hashing and salting applied sciences. As an added precaution, ParkMobile has communicated to customers through a assist web page that they need to take into account altering their passwords. Within the coming days ParkMobile plans to speak with its customers by way of different channels as properly.

When utilizing the ParkMobile app or visiting the ParkMobile web site, customers ought to see a notification and different details about the breach. For questions or issues, please contact ParkMobile by way of the app “Settings” then “Chat Help,” or go to the ParkMobile website.

The Morgantown Parking Authority makes use of ParkMobile as a handy cost possibility in its metered tons and metered parking areas.

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