The D.C. Public Library has been hacked for more than $5 million
Hackers stole a database containing the personal information of more than 5 million people in a “massive data breach” that began at the D.S.L., according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security.
The stolen information included the name, address, Social Security number, email address, driver’s license number, date of birth, email and phone number of each person in the database.
The data was stolen from the DAL library system’s database, DHS said in a statement on Monday.
The DHS said it will investigate the attack and “reassess” the security of the database, which is used by about 4 million people.
It was not immediately clear whether the stolen data was used to make fraudulent claims.
The DAL system is used to store customer information, including information such as credit card numbers and bank account numbers, the DHS said.
The database was created in 2005 to help improve customer service and reduce the number of duplicate credit card payments, the agency said.
In addition to the stolen database, the hacker managed to obtain the personal identifying information of a “small number” of library employees, according to DHS.
The security breach affects the DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY, which has been the subject of a number of recent security breaches, including the breach of the New York City Public Library, where a security researcher was killed.
DHS said the database contains personal information from about 5 million customers, including Social Security numbers, dates of birth and email addresses, and it is not known if any of those individuals are current customers.