California DMV Faces Potential Data Breach

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6:11 AM EDT March 24th, 2014

In the latest of the string of data breaches that have accompanied the beginning of 2014, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has reportedly been the latest target of cyber-criminals.

“The Department of Motor Vehicles has been alerted by law enforcement authorities to a potential security issue within its credit card processing services.

There is no evidence at this time of a direct breach of the DMV’s computer system. However, out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting the sensitive information of California drivers, the DMV has opened an investigation into any potential security breach in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement,” said the DMV in a released statement  Saturday, March 23rd.

Security blogger Brian Krebs also reported on his blog that MasterCard had issued an alert to financial institutions last week about compromised cards used for charges marked “STATE OF CALIF DMV INT.”

It is unknown how many cards were compromised int his latest breach, though Krebs reports that it was more than 1.000 cards used between August 2013 and January 2014.

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