Texas driver’s license information may be exposed during data breach, company says

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HOUSTON – Texas driver information may have been exposed during a breach, according to database company Vertafore.

The company released a statement on Friday accusing the human error of three data files stored on an insecure external storage service, where they were accessed by unauthorized personnel.

Here is what the company says about the violation.

What do the files contain?

The files included driver information for licenses issued before February 2019. That information included Texas driver’s license numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses and vehicle registration histories, the said. society. No social security number or financial information was on the files, according to the company.

Who was affected?

According to Vertafore, no customer data or any other data, including data from partners, vendors or other vendors or the systems hosted for them, has been affected. The files have been kept to support a specific product within Vertafore’s insurance pricing solutions, according to a press release.

What do we do?

According to the company, the affected files have been secured and an investigation is underway. The violation has also been reported to the Texas Attorney General, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, and the US Federal Police. Vertafore said he is actively helping law enforcement.

In addition to the company’s actions, Vertafore is offering anyone affected by the breach one year of free credit monitoring and identity restoration services. More information can be found here.

What are state officials saying?

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued the following statement regarding the incident:

‚ÄúThere has been no violation of the Texas driver’s license system or any other DPS database. The ministry is aware of the data event at Vertafore. The Texas Attorney General’s Office, DPS, department of motor vehicles and US federal law enforcement is all looking into the matter.

“You can find the recent Press release useful; we refer you to them for more information.

“Texans concerned about fraudulent activity related to their driver’s license may find the Identity Theft Information Guide on the DPS website. “

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