Has the DMV compromised your credit card?
March 26, 2014
Problems encountered at the Department of Motor Vehicles may go beyond long lines and wait times.
Law enforcement officials have alerted the California DMV to a potential security breach in its processing of credit cards. The DMV announced Saturday that it has opened an investigation into the matter.
“There is no evidence at this time of a direct breach of the DMV’s computer system. However, out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting the sensitive information of California drivers, the DMV has opened an investigation into any potential security breach in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement,” DMV spokesman Armando Botello said in a statement.
The DMV is undergoing a forensic review of its systems and working with credit card companies to find any possible issues. The agency encourages customers to closely monitor any unusual activity on their credit cards.
Target Corporation recently endured a credit card breach during the 2013 holiday season. Thieves accessed several million credit cards as a result of the security lapse.