Software company Vertafore announced in a press release that data from 27.7 million Texas Drivers Licenses was breached earlier this year.
The company, who provides services for insurance groups, said the breach was a result of “human error” and that three data files were inadvertently stored in an unsecured external storage service that appeared to have been accessed without authorization.
“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,” said the company.
According to the report, no information misuse has been identified and no customer data or any other data—including partner, vendor or other supplier data—or systems hosted for them were impacted.
“Immediately upon becoming aware of the issue, Vertafore secured the potentially affected files and has been investigating the event and the extent to which data may have been impacted. A leading consulting firm with expertise in these matters is assisting in the investigation, and Vertafore has reported the matter to the Texas Attorney General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and U.S. federal law enforcement. Vertafore is actively assisting law enforcement.”
If you believe you are a victim of fraud or identity theft, you should contact your local law enforcement agency, your state’s attorney general, or the Federal Trade Commission.
Vertafore has also set up a dedicated website and call center with additional information about the event, its response, and its services. The call center can be reached by calling 888-479-3560 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.