Parking Problems: Thousands Of Names And Addresses Revealed In Website Security Breach
D’oh! The names and addresses of almost 10,000 motorists have accidentally been revealed in an internet security breach.
The information, contained in a database linked to the penalty payment website PaymyPCN.net, was sent to a motorist in error by a private parking firm and posted on Twitter by consumer champion Michael Green, who campaigns on behalf of motorists.
Green told Sky News: ‘I’m not surprised by this. The DVLA claims to have safeguards in place to ensure drivers’ details are safe but these only exist as media soundbites.’
One of the motorists whose details were revealed said: ‘To find my details just thrown around the internet is shocking and quite scary.’
The DVLA say they were not to blame. And PaymyPCN.net took its website down after Sky News got in touch with them – although it seemed to be back up and running by mid-morning today.
Let’s just hope the information hasn’t fallen into the hands of any identity theft fraudsters…
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