Office of the Courts hacked

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The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts has been hacked, and up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and 1 million driver’s license numbers may have been accessed during the data breach of its public website.

Officials with the courts say that so far, it has been confirmed that 94 Social Security numbers were obtained in the February attack.

Initially, authorities didn’t think confidential information was taken. But following an investigation by the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the broader breach was confirmed in April.

A courts spokeswoman says those potentially affected may include those who were booked into a city or county jail between September 2011 through December 2012, and those who received DUI citations or had traffic cases or superior court criminal cases during a specific period.

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