Data From Washington Data Breach May Be On ‘Dark Web’

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 10, 2022 04:59 am PST

The personal data of more than 250,000 licensed professionals in Washington may have made it to the “dark web,” where identity thieves gather information to enact their various schemes. Personal information of some of the hundreds of thousands of licensed professionals potentially exposed in a breach of a Washington state database may already have shown up on “dark web” clearinghouses used by identity thieves. State investigators haven’t said whether Social Security numbers and other personal data were actually stolen from a database of more than 250,000 professional and business licensees used by the state Department of Licensing, agency officials said.