On June 16, 2023, the state of Oregon announced a data breach related to 3.5 million Oregonian driver's licenses.

Personal information compromised by the data breach included:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Date of birth
  • Physical address
  • The last four digits of social security numbers

It's been reported that the cyberattack was carried out by CL0P, a Russian ransomware gang.

What you can do

Freeze Your Credit

A credit freeze is the closest you can come to a rock-solid guarantee that scammers cannot access your personal credit data. The best approach is to freeze your credit with the three main credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.




Security Check

Another way to limit exposure is to complete a quick security check on other online accounts. Do you have multi-factor authentication set up? Favor safety over convenience. Use two-factor authentication whenever possible to improve your online safety profile. Authenticator apps such as Authy, Google Authenticator, or Duo Security are great solutions too; they’re even more secure than being texted a code.

Do you have secure, unique hard-to-guess passwords that are different for each site? Limit the number of databases and filing systems containing your Social Security number.

ID Theft Protection

Finally, consider an ID theft protection service. These services pledge to act as a guardian of your personal information, which typically starts with ongoing credit monitoring. Each service provider offers different levels of protection at different price points.

While no service provider is perfect, Delap's cyber security consultants have recommended Aura for individuals / families looking for improved online protection.

In a digital landscape filled with evolving threats, taking a proactive approach to managing your online cybersecurity exposure is not only vital, but it empowers you to safeguard your personal information and navigate the virtual world with confidence and peace of mind. By staying informed, implementing robust security measures, and regularly evaluating and adapting your practices, you can stay one step ahead of cybercriminals and ensure your online presence remains secure.

If you have any specific questions, Delap's cybersecurity professionals are available to help.

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