DealerBuilt Settles with New Jersey AG Over Data Breach
Hunton Andrews Kurth reports:
On September 7, 2018, the New Jersey Attorney General announced a settlement with data management software developer Lightyear Dealer Technologies, LLC, doing business as DealerBuilt, resolving an investigation by the state Division of Consumer Affairs into a data breach that exposed the personal information of car dealership customers in New Jersey and across the country. The breach occurred in 2016, when a researcher exposed a gap in the company’s security and gained access to unencrypted files containing names, addresses, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account information and other data belonging to thousands of individuals, including at least 2,471 New Jersey residents.
To resolve the investigation, DealerBuilt agreed to undertake a number of changes to its security practices to help prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future
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