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DMV Breach Investigation: An analysis

first_imgExperts Don’t Suspect Link to Retailer Attacksby. Tracy KittenIt could be several days or weeks before the California Department of Motor Vehicles confirms whether its online payments processing system was the target of a cyber-attack that ultimately compromised credit and debit card details.But financial services industry sources tell Information Security Media Group that if the breach at the California DMV is ultimately confirmed, it’s not likely that the attack would be found to be connected to the wave of point-of-sale compromises that exposed payments card data at national retailers Target Corp., Neiman Marcus, Sally Beauty Supply and others.They point out that transactions potentially compromised at the DMV are card-not-present transactions conducted online, while in all of the recent retail breaches, compromised card details were traced back to card-present transactions conducted at points of sale within stores. As a result, they don’t believe a DMV breach, if confirmed, would be linked in any way to the retailer breaches.Details from DMVIn a statement issued March 22, the California DMV says it was alerted by law enforcement of a “potential security issue within its credit card processing services.” However, no evidence of a direct breach of the DMV’s computer system has yet been found, the department adds (see Calif. DMV Investigates Possible Breach). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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