Personal Data Exposed in Cyber Attack on Modesto, Calif., PD


(TNS) — Modesto confirmed Thursday that the Feb. 3 security breach of its Police Department’s digital network was a ransomware attack and said that a number of people’s personal information, including Social Security and driver’s license numbers, may have been accessed.

“Beginning next week, the City of Modesto will begin notifying individuals via U.S. mail that may have been impacted by this unauthorized access and provide them with complimentary credit monitoring services,” according to a city news release.

The release states the city’s investigation “determined that a limited amount of information was accessed during this incident.”

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