Topeka's third-party payment vendor was breached for just over one month possibly exposing the personal information of about 10,000 residents.

Topeka officials learned on December 7 when vendor Central Square, which handles the city’s billing payment system, informed the city of the incident, officials said in a statement. About 10,000 people may have been affected and Central Square has turned over its data to Topeka which has called in forensic experts to investigate the matter.

At this point it is not clear if the information was compromised, but the city is erring on the side of caution and informing those possibly affected.

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