1 min read

Insurance Software Company Leaks 28 Million Texas Driver Records by Mistakes

Silviu STAHIE

November 13, 2020

Ad One product to protect all your devices, without slowing them down.
Free 90-day trial
Insurance Software Company Leaks 28 Million Texas Driver Records by Mistakes

Vertafore, an insurance software maker, has announced that it accidentally leaked Texas driver license information of almost 28 million people, including names and addresses.

It”s one thing to get hit by a ransomware attack or a severe data breach, but sometimes companies make mistakes and inadvertently leak data themselves. It”s a common problem caused by misconfigurations, which is exactly what happened with Vertafore.

“Vertafore recently determined that as a result of human error, three data files were inadvertently stored in an unsecured external storage service that appears to have been accessed without authorization,” said the company.

“The files, which included driver information for licenses issued before February 2019, contained Texas driver license numbers, as well as names, dates of birth, addresses and vehicle registration histories. They did not contain any Social Security numbers or financial account information.”

An initial investigation revealed that the files were accessed at some point between March 11 and August 1, but that was all the company learned about the intrusion.

Vertafore also said that, while no financial information seems to have been stolen, it”s a good idea to enroll in free credit monitoring and identity restoration services, allowing users to keep an eye on their digital financial persona.

Until now, the data seems to have stayed out of the black market, but that might only be a matter of time. So much private information is considered a treasure trove for attackers, so any Texas drivers should keep an eye on their credit cards and other financial tools.

tags


Author



Right now

Top posts

Bitdefender Study Reveals How Consumers Like (and Dislike) Managing Passwords

Bitdefender Study Reveals How Consumers Like (and Dislike) Managing Passwords

October 26, 2021

3 min read
What are drive-by download attacks and how do you prevent them?

What are drive-by download attacks and how do you prevent them?

October 25, 2021

2 min read
Criminals Can't Wait to Add Your IoT Device to Their DDoS Networks

Criminals Can't Wait to Add Your IoT Device to Their DDoS Networks

October 22, 2021

2 min read
Six in 10 Consumers Faced a Cyber Threat in 2021, New Bitdefender Study Reveals

Six in 10 Consumers Faced a Cyber Threat in 2021, New Bitdefender Study Reveals

October 20, 2021

3 min read
What Is a VPN, How Does It Protect Me, and What Cool Perks Does it Offer?

What Is a VPN, How Does It Protect Me, and What Cool Perks Does it Offer?

September 23, 2021

2 min read
Ultimate Privacy Guide for Your Facebook Account

Ultimate Privacy Guide for Your Facebook Account

August 31, 2021

6 min read

FOLLOW US ON

SOCIAL MEDIA


You might also like

Tesla reverses "Full self-driving" beta update after sudden braking reports Tesla reverses "Full self-driving" beta update after sudden braking reports
Graham CLULEY

October 27, 2021

2 min read
Ukrainian Police Arrest Underground Darknet Group Laundering Cryptocurrency for Hackers Ukrainian Police Arrest Underground Darknet Group Laundering Cryptocurrency for Hackers
Silviu STAHIE

October 26, 2021

1 min read
Bitdefender Study Reveals How Consumers Like (and Dislike) Managing Passwords Bitdefender Study Reveals How Consumers Like (and Dislike) Managing Passwords
Filip TRUȚĂ

October 26, 2021

3 min read