CA DMV halts data transfers with third-party company after security breach – KCRA Sacramento

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CA DMV halts data transfers with third-party company after security breach

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that a third-party company it shares data with has had a security breach. It is unclear if any DMV information was compromised at this time.Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Inc. (ATFS), a Seattle-based address verification company, has access to California vehicle registration records that include, names, addresses, license plate numbers and vehicle identification numbers. The DMV said ATFS was the victim of a ransomware attack in early February that might have exposed data from the last 20 months.Social Security numbers, birthdates, voter registration, immigration status and driver’s license information are not accessible to ATFS, so that information should be fine, according to the DMV. ATFS and the DMV joined a contract together in 2019 to cross-reference addresses with national databases to expedite the process of updating driver information.As a result of the possible breach, the DMV said it halted its data transfers with ATFS and entered an emergency contract with a different address verification company while it is reviewing if further security enhancements with AFTS will be required in the future.“Data privacy is a top priority for the DMV. We are investigating this recent data breach of a DMV vendor in order to quickly provide clarity on how it may impact Californians,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said. “We are looking at additional measures to implement to bolster security to protect information held by the DMV and companies that we contract with.”Law enforcement, including the FBI, were notified of the ransomware attack, the DMV said.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that a third-party company it shares data with has had a security breach. It is unclear if any DMV information was compromised at this time.

Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Inc. (ATFS), a Seattle-based address verification company, has access to California vehicle registration records that include, names, addresses, license plate numbers and vehicle identification numbers. The DMV said ATFS was the victim of a ransomware attack in early February that might have exposed data from the last 20 months.

Social Security numbers, birthdates, voter registration, immigration status and driver’s license information are not accessible to ATFS, so that information should be fine, according to the DMV. ATFS and the DMV joined a contract together in 2019 to cross-reference addresses with national databases to expedite the process of updating driver information.

As a result of the possible breach, the DMV said it halted its data transfers with ATFS and entered an emergency contract with a different address verification company while it is reviewing if further security enhancements with AFTS will be required in the future.

“Data privacy is a top priority for the DMV. We are investigating this recent data breach of a DMV vendor in order to quickly provide clarity on how it may impact Californians,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said. “We are looking at additional measures to implement to bolster security to protect information held by the DMV and companies that we contract with.”

Law enforcement, including the FBI, were notified of the ransomware attack, the DMV said.

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