Modesto is a large city in the state of California with an approximate population of 220,000. It's considered the 19th largest city in the state and has extensive community programs that handle a large amount of civilian information. Some of this information was recently leaked due to a cybersecurity attack on the city.
The City of Modest data leak occurred when one or more individuals broke into the file system and accessed private citizen information. We don't know whether the attackers exploited a system vulnerability for access or if they used a phishing attack to get in. We only know that the attackers gained access to a significant portion of the city's file servers, where they were able to steal information.
The Modesto data breach occurred between January 31 and February 3, 2023. During that short period of time, the attacker gathered a large list of data that included Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and other personal details that could be harmful if misused.
The Modesto data breach affects citizens of the city that have their information stored in the city databases for any reason. If you live in Modesto and you utilize some of its services, you could have been exposed to this attack.
We don't have an exact file count concerning this Modesto attack, but we know that thousands of files were involved. If you receive a letter from the city concerning the attack, you have access to Identity Works Credit 3B from Experian to monitor your credit and protect yourself. Use this service to stay on top of what's happening with your credit and make changes when necessary to keep yourself safe.