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Database breach at Oregon Construction Contractors Board compromises information of hundreds of contractors.

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During an audit on April 12, 2019, the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) discovered that hackers accessed their database from October 27 to 29, 2018. Contractors' personal information including names, email addresses, mailing addresses, password hashes, state IDs, and driver licenses were compromised.

The incident.

This breach was brought to light during a database audit conducted by the Enterprise Security Office. Out of 8,013 contractor accounts, 466 accounts contained personal information. The CCB immediately took steps to contain this incident, ensuring that intruders could no longer gain entry to the database. Additionally, they notified all the contractors about the incident and requested that they reset their passwords. The CCB is also offering one free year of identity theft and ID theft recovery services to all the affected members.

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