California DMV investigating possible data breach

More than 11.9 million transactions were filed with the agency in 2012

It’s not just corporations such as Target, Sears or Apple that are feeling the data security sting. Sometimes, as the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has now learned, public services can be the target of cybercriminals as well.

On Mar. 22, the California DMV announced that it was investigating a possible security breach of its credit card processing services. The DMV claimed in a statement that the agency “has been alerted by law enforcement authorities to a potential security issue.”

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