Lauren McGaughy and Allie Morris report:
The state shipped thousands of Texas driver licenses to an international organized crime group in a security lapse that is still under investigation, Department of Public Safety Chief Steve McCraw said Monday.
The Department of Public Safety has identified at least 3,000 Texans who have been affected and is investigating more potential cases, department officials told House budget writers during a hearing Monday. Texans of Asian descent were targeted by what McCraw described as “a Chinese organized crime group based in New York working in a number of different states.”
Texans looking to log into the license system had to provide an audit number on their driver license or answer a series of questions about themselves, such as previous addresses or their mother’s maiden name. The bad actors were able to find those personal details on the dark web to gain access to Texans’ accounts, Williams said.
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