Washington State Court System Breach
As many as 160,000 Social Security numbers were exposed after hackers infiltrated the website of the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). In a breach announcement posted in May, the state agency said the breach included 1 million driver's license numbers. In addition to the seriousness of the data that was stolen, the information was potentially embarrassing and damaging to victim reputations, security experts said. The data was from people who were booked into a city or county jail in 2011 and 2012 or received a DUI citation between 1989 and 2012, the agency said. The agency discovered the lapse in March.