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Washington State License Authority restores website after data leaks for 650,000 people

Exploit: Hacking

Washington State Department of Licensing: Government Agency

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Risk to Business: 2.337= Severe

Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) experienced a data breach that has impacted approximately 650,000 former and current licensees. After discovering unexpected activity, the agency’s website was taken offline in January. At the time, no data loss was expected but that has since changed.

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Individual Risk: 2.416= Severe

The exposed data includes former and current licensing information as well as licensees’ social security numbers, driver’s license or ID numbers, and dates of birth.

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: This trove of data combines business and personal information, making it especially useful and potentially profitable for the bad guys

Source: Washington Policy