California DMV probing possible breach of customer credit card data processing services. According to banks in California, they received alerts about compromised credit cards that all had been previously used online at the California DMV.
The CA DMV issued the following statement, which placed blame for the incident on the organization’s external card processing firm:
“The Department of Motor Vehicles has been alerted by law enforcement authorities to a potential security issue within its credit card processing services.”
“ There is no evidence at this time of a direct breach of the DMV’s computer system. However, out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting the sensitive information of California drivers, the DMV has opened an investigation into any potential security breach in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement.”
“In its investigation, the department is performing a forensic review of its systems and seeking information regarding any potential breach from both the external vendor that processes the DMV’s credit card transactions and the credit card companies themselves.”
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