Investigation Continues into Possible Credit Card Breach at California DMV

March 31, 2014, Written By Natalie Rutledge

The California Department of Motor Vehicles continues to investigate a possible debit and credit card breach which may have taken place on online transactions between August 2013 and January 2014.

The DMV believes that there may have been security problems with their credit card processing services, which sparked a cautious look into a breach. There appears to have been no tampering with the Department’s internal computer system.

There is a heightened awareness of card security in America due to the recent breaches that have taken place at Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels and Sally Beauty. So the California DMV is not taking any chances. They have not found any traces of corruption at this time.

“In its investigation, the department is performing a forensic review of its systems and seeking information regarding any potential breach from both the external vendor that processes the DMV’s credit card transactions and the credit card companies themselves,” said Armando Botello in a statement released by the DMV.

The California DMV allows drivers to pay for a variety of items with their credit cards, including vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses. Many drivers use this for convenience purposes, despite the fact that there is a fee associated with card transactions.

With over 24 million drivers in California, a confirmed breach could impact a significant number of people.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of March 31, 2014. For up-to-date
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Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]
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