BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD/KLFY) — An investigation into the cyber attack on the OMV offices in Louisiana has shown that more information was obtained by the hackers.
On May 31, the Office of Motor Vehicles was part of a security breach involving MOVEit, a large data transferring platform. Louisiana residents’ personal information such as name, date of birth, address, social security number and vehicle registration was vulnerable to attacks.
“Upon learning of the incident, immediate measures were taken to secure the MOVEIt environment utilized to transfer files. A thorough investigation was conducted, and it was determined that there was the unauthorized acquisition of and access to, OMV files in the MOVEIt environment,” said the OMV in a release.
If personal information is believed to have been involved, the OMV encourages users to monitor and report the incident immediately.
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will offer free credit monitoring and identity theft protection from LifeLock for a year following a data breach announced in June.
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