Huge data breach affects nearly 28 million Texas drivers, Colorado company states

A recent data breach at an insurance company exposed the information of nearly 28 million Texas drivers, the Colorado-based firm stated this week.

A recent data breach at an insurance company exposed the information of nearly 28 million Texas drivers, the Colorado-based firm stated this week.

Vertafore, a Colorado based company that creates software to assist insurance carriers, mentioned in a statement Tuesday that three company files containing sensitive information from Texas drivers licenses issued before Feburary 2019 were “inadvertently stored in an unsecured storage device”.

Adding that they appeared “to have been accessed without authorization.”

Files contained driver’s license numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses and vehicle registration histories. But they did not have social security numbers or financial account information, according to the company.

“No information misuse has been identified,” the company said. “No customer data nor any other data — including partner, vendor, or other supplier data —or systems hosted for them were impacted.”

The company said it notified law enforcement after it identified the breach in mid-August, but were asked by officials to delay the announcement. The security breach was determined to have occurred sometime between March 11 and Aug. 1, the company said.

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