22 October 2017
visit www.atos.net

California DMV probes card data breach

24 March 2014  |  3577 views  |  0 Security/Risk

The Californian Department of Motor Vehicles is investigating a potential security breach within its credit card processing services.

The DMV, which collects card fees via its Website, says there is "no evidence" at this time of a direct breach of its computer systems.

In a statement, the company says: "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."

The breach is understood to have taken place between August 2013 and January of this year. The agency was made aware of the problems by law enforcement officials after MasterCard alerted banks to compromised cards used for charges marked "STATE OF CALIF DMV INT."

There are no details about the size of the breach or the information that was stolen, although security blogger Brian Krebbs reports that at a minimum crooks have gained access to credit card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes.

More than 11.9 million transactions were completed on the DMV's website in 2012.

The agency is warning customers to closely monitor their credit card statements and transactions for any fraudulent or unusual activity and is reverting to payment only by cash, cheque, or money order in person at a local DMV office.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Visa and MasterCard launch cross-industry effort to push US adoption of EMV

Visa and MasterCard launch cross-industry effort to push US adoption of EMV

07 March 2014  |  11475 views  |  4 comments | 20 tweets | 19 linkedin
Target chief information officer quits

Target chief information officer quits

05 March 2014  |  5741 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 5 linkedin
Retail and financial services groups form cybersecurity partnership

Retail and financial services groups form cybersecurity partnership

14 February 2014  |  5425 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 9 linkedin
Credit unions estimate $30 million hit from Target breach

Credit unions estimate $30 million hit from Target breach

11 February 2014  |  5850 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 10 linkedin
US banks have re-issued 17.2 million cards following Target data breach

US banks have re-issued 17.2 million cards following Target data breach

07 February 2014  |  14210 views  |  8 comments | 25 tweets | 10 linkedin
Neiman Marcus says 1.1 million cards compromised; Michaels Stores latest to report breach

Neiman Marcus says 1.1 million cards compromised; Michaels Stores latest to report breach

27 January 2014  |  5785 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin
Credit Union lobby urges Congress to act on retailer data security failings

Credit Union lobby urges Congress to act on retailer data security failings

20 December 2013  |  6518 views  |  1 comments | 3 tweets | 9 linkedin
Connecticut resorts to cheques for tax refunds after JPMorgan Chase data breach

Connecticut resorts to cheques for tax refunds after JPMorgan Chase data breach

17 December 2013  |  4586 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 2 linkedin
Corporate data breaches increasingly correlated with consumer fraud reports

Corporate data breaches increasingly correlated with consumer fraud reports

07 June 2013  |  5407 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 1 linkedin

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
visit www.atos.net Register now

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Mastercard to roll out blockchain APIMastercard to roll out blockchain API
11415 views comments | 17 tweets | 24 linkedin
HSBC partners Bud for open banking trialHSBC partners Bud for open banking trial
11240 views comments | 22 tweets | 26 linkedin
satelliteGates Foundation backs Ripple collaboratio...
9282 views comments | 13 tweets | 10 linkedin
Sibos 2017: API or the highwaySibos 2017: API or the highway
8348 views comments | 10 tweets | 22 linkedin
IBM uses blockchain to improve cross-border payments processingIBM uses blockchain to improve cross-borde...
8327 views comments | 9 tweets | 18 linkedin

Featured job

Competitive base, double ote, benefits
London, UK

Find your next job