NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is now offering free credit monitoring to anyone whose data may have been stolen in last month’s massive data breach.
The news came out in mid-June that a third party, called MOVEIt, was targeted by cyber hackers.
If you have a Louisiana license, ID or vehicle registration, your name, address, social security number, birthday, height, eye color, driver’s license number, vehicle registration information and handicap placard information may have been exposed to hackers.
OMV says it is sending notices to those involved and whose email addresses they have. Otherwise, OMV did not specify who or how many people were affected by the breach.
The state set up a 24/7 toll-free call center to answer any questions you may have about the data breach. That number is 866.861.8717.
OMV also provides one year of LifeLock identity theft protection and credit monitoring to Louisiana residents who were involved.
Sign up for this link. You will need a four-digit revision code from the back of your license.
The state has previously recommended that you set a fraud alert on your credit or freeze your credit with all three major credit bureaus. Freezing and unfreezing your credit is free and fast, and it prevents a fraudster from opening a new line of credit in your name.
See our overview here for guidance on freezing your credit.
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