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Data Breach at DMV Contractor Exposes Vehicle Registration Data of Millions of Californians

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Feb
2021
Data Breach at DMV Contractor Exposes Vehicle Registration Data of Millions of Californians

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is investigating a data breach at an address verification company that may have compromised vehicle registration information of millions of Californians.

Yesterday, the DMV started notifying vehicle owners that their registration records may have been exposed in a ransomware attack at the Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS), a Seattle-based contractor the government agency uses.

The ransomware attack earlier this month”may have compromised information provided to AFTS by the DMV, including the last 20 months of California vehicle registration records,” the DMV said.

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