SALEM, OR -- Oregon’s Department of Motor Vehicles says personal information for up to 3.5 million DMV customers was compromised in an international data breach.
The hack likely occurred between June first and 12th, through MOVEiT Transfer, a popular file sharing tool used by the agency. State officials acknowledged the international software attack Thursday, saying ODOT immediately shut down and secured the system and they are now confident it’s running safely. However, they recommend anyone with a DMV-issued driver’s license or ID card take steps to monitor and protect their personal information.
Under federal law, you have the right to receive, at your request, a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three consumer credit reporting companies. A credit report can provide information about those who have received your credit history. You may request a free credit report online at www.annualcreditreport.com or by telephone at 1-877-322-8228.
Additionally, you may wish to ask each of the three credit monitoring agencies to freeze your credit files.
- Equifax: equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services or 1-800-685-1111
- Experian: experian.com/help or 1-888-397-3742
- TransUnion: transunion.com/credit-help or 1-888-909-8872