HOUSTON According to database company Wertef, Texas drivers’ information may be exposed during a violation.
The company released a statement on Friday alleging human error on three data files stored at an unsecured external storage service where they were accessed by unauthorized personnel.
Here’s what the company is saying about the breech.
What’s inside the files?
The files included driver information for licenses issued before February 2019. That information included Texas driver license numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses, and vehicle registration history, the company said. No social security numbers or financial information were included in the files, according to the company.
Who was impressed
According to Wertheff no other data was affected, including any customer data or partner, vendor or other supplier data, or systems hosted for them. According to a press release, files were maintained to support a specific product within Wertsoff’s insurance rating solution.
What is happening?
According to the company, the affected files have been secured and an investigation is underway. The violations were also reported to the Texas Attorney General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, and the US Federal Law Enforcement. Vertefre said it is actively assisting law enforcement.
In addition to the company’s actions, Wurtfross is offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity restoration services to anyone affected by the breech. More information can be found here.
What are state officials saying?
The Texas Department of Public Safety issued the following statement regarding this incident:
“There has been no violation of the Texas Driver License System or any other DPS database. The department is aware of a data incident that occurred in Vertfross. Texas Attorney General’s Office, DPS. Department of Motor Vehicles And US federal law enforcement are all looking into the matter.
“You can find the condition of the vertex Press release Assistant; We will refer you to them for additional information.
“Texas believes fraudulent activity related to his driver’s license has been found Identity Theft Information Guide On the DPS website. “
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