About 123,000 people are being informed by the City of Tucson in Arizona that a recent data breach resulted in the compromise of their personal information.
Although the incident was discovered at the end of May 2022, the city’s investigation wasn’t finished until just last month. The city claims that the incident was caused by compromised network account credentials that gave the attackers access to files containing some people’s personal information in a data breach notice posted on its website. Name, Social Security number, license number, state identification number, and passport number were among the data that were exposed.
The city claims that after quickly identifying the breach, it was able to contain it and make repairs, and that it is also taking additional steps to strengthen its cybersecurity.