California DMV Investigating Potential Breach in Credit Card Processing


By Kate Mather and Carla Rivera
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2014

creditswipeThe California Department of Motor Vehicles said Saturday that it was investigating a potential security breach of its credit card processing services, but officials said the agency had no immediate evidence that its computer system had been hacked.

The agency “has been alerted by law enforcement authorities to a potential security issue,” a DMV spokesman said in a statement.

“There is no evidence at this time of a direct breach of the DMV’s computer system,” the statement said. “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.”

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