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Email hack at ITD may have exposed truckers’ personal info

A hack of two email accounts at the Idaho Transportation Department may have exposed the personal information of commercial truckers whose trucks are registered in Idaho, including Social Security and credit card numbers, Gov. Butch Otter’s office announced this afternoon. State Information Security Director Jeff Weak said ITD’s Division of Motor Vehicles has identified and notified about 140 individuals and companies whose information may have been exposed in the mid-December attack.

“We are working closely with the ITD team and the Department of Administration to determine whether any personal data was actually breached,” Weak said. “In the meantime, the ITD is taking additional measures to harden our cybersecurity defenses against another attack and ensure that the personal information of citizens is protected.”



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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