Idaho Hack May Have Revealed Truckers’ Personal Data

Truck on a snowy Idaho highway
A truck on a snowy Idaho highway. The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers in the state may have been compromised in mid-December. (Tom Brandt/Flickr)

The personal information of more than 100 truck drivers may have been compromised during a recent hack of two Idaho Transportation Department e-mail accounts.

According to a press release issued by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter Feb. 12, the hack potentially exposed sensitive information, including Social Security and credit card numbers, of commercial vehicle drivers who are registered in Idaho.

State Information Security Director Jeff Weak said ITD’s Division of Motor Vehicles has notified about 140 people and companies whose information could have been breached during the cyberattack, which occurred in mid-December.

“We are working closely with the ITD team and the Department of Administration to determine whether any personal data was actually breached,” Weak said. “In the meantime, the ITD is taking additional measures to harden our cybersecurity defenses against another attack and ensure that the personal information of citizens is protected.”

One of the hacked e-mail accounts contained 318 driver’s license numbers, 400 Social Security Numbers or employee ID numbers, 999 credit card numbers and 11 bank account numbers. However, ITD has stated that a single individual’s information may be duplicated multiple times in these totals.

ITD’s investigation into the incident and its cause is ongoing. A representative from the Idaho Trucking Association said the group has no public statement yet, as they are still gathering information about the incident.