The Oregon Department of Transportation confirms that a data breach has compromised the driver’s licenses of 3.5 million Oregonians. A hacking organization breached computer systems at the Oregon DMV in a massive cyberattack.
The global breach targeted data transfer software called “MOVEit Transfer,” which ODOT uses to encrypt and transfer data files. The attack also targeted other government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy, and even some local financial institutions.
The cyberattack did not impact Unitus Community Credit Union. All member information is secure. However, your personal information could be at risk if hackers obtained your driver’s license data. ODOT reports the hackers could have access to first and last names, driver’s license or ID card numbers, dates of birth, physical addresses, and the last four digits of social security numbers. The agency says no payment or financial information was part of the breach.
The DMV says it cannot identify whether a specific person’s data was part of the breach. The agency says all Oregonians with a license or ID card should assume their information has been compromised. ODOT recommends actively monitoring your account statements and credit reports.
ODOT has set up a hotline for Oregonians who have questions or concerns. You can reach the agency about the data breach at 503-945-5000 or via email at ASKODOT@odot.oregon.gov. ODOT is also updating the public through this website: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/DMV/Pages/Data_Breach.aspx.
Unitus offers free tools to help members monitor their accounts and credit activity.
- Log into digital banking to review account activity. You can monitor transactions, transfers, deposits, withdrawals, purchases, and credits. Go to the “Accounts” tab and select the account you’d like to review.
- Access your credit score and activity through digital banking. Under the “Accounts” tab, click “My Credit Score” to review your credit score from TransUnion. You can click “Report” to see a summary and details about your credit activity and balances.
- Set up alerts in digital banking to receive notifications about account activity. Under the “Tools” tab, select “Alerts” and customize the alerts you’d like to receive. You can be alerted about everything from transactions to automatic withdrawals. This security measure can help you track any account activity.
- Freeze your debit or credit card with the Unitus Card Guard app (iOS | Android). By turning your card off, no purchases or withdrawals will be allowed until you turn the card back on. You can also set up transaction alerts within the app to receive real-time notifications.
REPORTING SECURITY CONCERNS
If you notice any suspicious activity on any Unitus account, credit card, or debit card, contact us immediately.
- Visit our virtual branch to live chat or video chat instantly.
- Call us at 503-227-5571 or 1-800-452-0900 to talk with a Member Service Specialist.
- To report lost or stolen debit or credit cards after business hours, call 503-423-8315 or 1-800-422-3132 (option 2).
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission to help protect others from fraud. You can also report an incident by phone by calling 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338).