Data Breach Exposes 27 Million Texas Driver’s License Records


    “A software company that provides services for insurance groups disclosed this week that about 27.7 million Texas driver’s license records were exposed in a data breach earlier this year,” reports The Hill: The company, Vertafore, said in a statement posted on a website set up to address the breach that the data was exposed between March and August and affected licenses issued before February 2019. Exposed data included driver’s license numbers, addresses, dates of birth and vehicle registration history, according to the company. The group said that no Social Security numbers or financial account information were compromised. The breach happened after three files were accessed by an unauthorized user after the files were “inadvertently stored in an unsecured external storage service,” Vertafore said in its statement…. Vertafore said that it is providing a year of free credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Texas residents whose driver’s license data was exposed… Vertafore emphasized in disclosing the breach that it was taking steps to enhance employee cybersecurity and privacy training, reinforcing security procedures and policies, and further enhancing the security of its systems. Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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