160,000 Social Security Numbers and 1 Million Driver License Numbers Accessed
June 2, 2013
The Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts has announced to the public that databases on the website may have been accessed by unauthorized individuals, putting over one million at risk for identity theft. Individuals that had been jailed between September of 2011 and December of 2012 may have had their Social Security numbers accessed, while individuals with a traffic case (from 2011 to 2012) or DUI (from 1989 to 2011) may have had their driver license information accessed. This information, when used inappropriately, can result in identity theft.
Individuals concerned about their information or who want further data about this situation are encouraged to visit a special website set up for this data breach at Courts.wa.gov/databreach. Individuals might also want to monitor financial and personal accounts while considering the benefits of identity theft protection services.