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Security breach reported at driver's license office

Posted April 9, 2009

— Authorities are investigating a security breach at a driver's license office in the Carrboro Plaza Shopping Center, the state Division of Motor Vehicles said Thursday.

The breach might have involved the personal information of at least 13 customers of the license office, officials said. Personal information that might have been compromised includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers and medical information.

The DMV's License and Theft Bureau, the Carrboro Police Department and the Chapel Hill Police Department plan to notify people whose information might have been compromised as soon as possible, officials said.

Anyone who noticed unusual activity at the Carrboro driver's license office between July 1 and April 6 is asked to call the DMV License and Theft Bureau at 1-877-286-6981.

Compromised records will be flagged by DMV to protect records and prevent fraudulent online activity, officials said.


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  • airbornemonty Apr 9, 2009

    For those of you that think the dates seem somewhat odd try this: July 1, 2008 through April 7, 2009...seems like nine months to me....

  • Common Sense Man Apr 9, 2009

    "Hummmmmmmm, maybe those 13 customers are the culprits who breached the system between July 1 and April 6."

    No, it's one guy, and he's smart. I'm not going to say how he did it though.

  • 007KnightRider Apr 9, 2009

    Hummmmmmmm, maybe those 13 customers are the culprits who breached the system between July 1 and April 6.

  • HappyGirl08 Apr 9, 2009

    Those dates have got to be wrong! Whats going on with that.

  • Raleigh Boys Apr 9, 2009

    "13 customers between July 1 and Apr 6"

    That narrows it down a bit, eh?

  • WHEEL Apr 9, 2009

    This shows yet again that the Legislature should never have allowed DMV access to SS nos. The only valid excuse for using a SS no. is to record taxable income. The other uses are illegal under Federal law.

  • workingforthosethatwont Apr 9, 2009

    Go stand in line at any driver's license office...there's suspcious activity there all day.

  • iron fist Apr 9, 2009

    13 customers between July 1 and Apr 6. This cannot be correct.