Public Safety & Justice

Washington State Court System Hacking Exposes 160,000 Social Security Numbers

Officials of Washington State said on Thursday that the Washington State Court System website has been hacked and about a million driver's license numbers and about 160,000 Social Security numbers may have been accessed.
May 10, 2013

Officials of Washington State said on Thursday that the Washington State Court System website has been hacked and about a million driver's license numbers and about 160,000 Social Security numbers may have been accessed.

The hackers found obtaining data of people previously booked in county jails for different offenses was safer for the purpose of impersonation, because people previously booked may find it difficult to defend themselves at the first instance against new criminal charges.

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