NOTICE TO PORT OF EVERETT CUSTOMERS: POTENTIAL AFTS DATA SECURITY INCIDENT
The Port of Everett has been made aware of a cyber security incident involving our third-party payment processing service provider, Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Inc (AFTS). AFTS has indicated that its servers were encrypted by ransomware sometime between the evening of February 3 and the morning of February 4, 2021.
The breach is not isolated to the Port of Everett. Numerous local jurisdictions are affected by this ransomware issue. We have no indication Port of Everett’s customers information has been compromised, but we wanted to make you immediately aware of the risk of potential exposure of your personal and/or credit information as soon as possible.
The vendor has notified the appropriate law enforcement agencies of the attack and is rebuilding their network systems.
In an abundance of caution any credit, banking or other personal information that you provided to the Port of Everett should be assumed to be within the scope of data illegally captured. You should monitor your accounts for suspicious activities.
We will continue to work with AFTS to gather additional information. This page includes all the information we currently have and we will continue to update this page as more information is received.
If you have questions, please contact us at AFTSquestions@portofeverett.com.
Chief Financial Officer
Port of Everett