The Oregon State DMC handles license registration, identification cards, license plate registration, vehicle registration, and so many other motor vehicle-related services for all the residents of Oregon. This large organization recently suffered from a data breach, exposing more than 3.5 million individuals with driver's licenses or identification cards to data loss.
The DMV data breach occurred because one or more people were able to get access to key DMV documents by getting into MOVEit file transfer messages. This secure file transfer service has been being hacked heavily in recent months, and the Oregon DMV was another victim of the attack.
The DMV breach likely occurred near the end of May or the beginning of June. We don't know exactly when the DMV files were exposed, but many other MOVEit victims were hit around the same time.
Over 3.5 million Oregon state residents with identification cards or Driver's licenses were impacted by this breach. If you receive a notice from the DMV, you should take immediate steps to protect yourself against an identity theft attack. Consider freezing your credit and watching your accounts closely.
There is no way to know how many Oregon DMV files were involved in this breach. We only know that millions of people were impacted by this breach.