Oregon Dmv Data Leak: Privacy of 3.5 Million at Risk

On Thursday, ODOT advised and informed those who fear their personal information has been compromised about their credit monitoring and freezing alternatives.

At Salem, Oregon About 3.5 million Oregonians’ personal information may have been compromised due to a data breach at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the agency reported Thursday.

The Oregonian initially revealed the intrusion, and an ODOT press release followed. The government has not explained why it waited until Thursday to announce the hack. On Monday, the agency discovered that the hacked database contained information on nearly 3.5 million people with driver’s licenses or state ID cards from Oregon.

ODOT noted that while much of the data is publicly available, some is very confidential. An ODOT spokeswoman was quoted in The Oregonian as saying that the hack exposed information from “roughly 90 per cent” of Oregon licenses and IDs.

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Steps to take if your data has been breached

ODOT stated that it could not determine whether or not any individual’s data was compromised. However, all individuals with valid Oregon IDs or driver’s licenses should assume their data was compromised and take precautions against identity theft.
Steps to take if your data has been breached

Any Oregon resident concerned about their credit should know that, per federal law, they are entitled to one free copy of their credit report from each of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies (Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian) once every 12 months upon request.

Anyone with access to your credit history can be found in your credit report. According to ODOT, anyone can get their reports by visiting AnnualCreditReport.com or calling 1-877-322-8228.

Worldwide, Governments And Businesses Are Affected By The Hack

According to ODOT, a global hack of the MOVEit Transfer data transfer software platform, which ODOT has employed since 2015 to send information securely between business partners and customers, was the cause of the data breach.

On June 1st, ODOT informed the public that a zero-day vulnerability in Moovit Transfer existed, which attackers could exploit to take control of vulnerable systems.

According to ODOT, action was taken quickly to protect its infrastructure. Nonetheless, after collaborating with governmental and third-party cybersecurity agencies, the agency discovered that many of the MOVEit data had been accessed by unauthorized people.

According to ODOT, several prestigious institutions, such as the BBC, British Airways, and the provincial government of Nova Scotia, were compromised in the Movieit breach. The Associated Press reports that the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles was hacked.

The MOVEit hack, which has been tied to a Russian cyber-extortion ring, affected multiple federal agencies on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

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