Data belonging to 27.7M Texas drivers stolen in latest case of unsecured storage

Data belonging to 27.7M Texas drivers stolen in latest case of unsecured storage

Posted November 15, 2020

Data belonging to 27.7M Texas drivers stolen in latest case of unsecured storage

  • The databases were left online between March 11 and Aug. 1 and included names, dates of birth, addresses and vehicle registration histories. According to the company last week, the data was exposed when someone placed three company files on “an unsecured external storage service that appears to have been accessed without authorization.”
  • There’s the usual tick box of responses to the data breach from Vertafone, with the company claiming that it has no “information misuse has been identified” despite confirming the exposed data had been accessed. The company is also offering free credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Texas drivers license holders potentially affected by the data breach.

– Duncan Riley | November 15, 2020