Sunday March 23, 2014

California DMV Compromised, Credit Cards Breached

And the winner of this week’s breach of the week goes to the California DMV. The DMV was reported by MasterCard to be the victim of a security breach, exposing thousands of individual’s personal information as well as credit card info in an ongoing attack that may have begun over six months ago.

Statistics from California's DMV show that nearly 12 million online transactions with the DMV were conducted in 2012, an increase of 6 percent from 2011 - an ominous number when considering the potential range of the breach.